Antivirus Software Doing The Complete Opposite And Spreading Malware

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 15, 2017 08:15 am PST

Security researchers have discovered an exploit within an Antivirus software that takes advantage of the “restore from quarantine” function and allows a user to move a piece of malware from the quarantined folder to somewhere else on the victim’s computer, allowing the malware to be executed. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.

Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:

javvad malik“This is not the first time we’ve seen evidence of attackers targeting security software directly in order to push malware or compromise clients. It is a reminder that IT security vendors need to pay as much attention to their own security as they do of their customers; if not more so. If compromising security software becomes a common occurrence, it could severely impact the confidence customers have in the entire market.”