Posts Tagged ‘TrendMicro’

How Safe are Security Products? First AVG, now TrendMicro with Major Flaws

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Given the two recent, major snafus mentioned in the headline, this is definitely a valid question.

Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered a major flaw in the password manager component of TrendMicro Antivirus for Windows recently that had several major security issues that would, among other things, allow websites to run arbitrary commands, expose all stored passwords, or run a “secure browser” that is not secure at all. It seems that Google is currently investigating security products on Windows, and there especially those that interact with the Chrome web browser or Chromium in one way or the other.

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