Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 07, 2011

Sophos Antivirus Flaws Revealed

A Google researcher has taken on Sophos antivirus software and picked it apart piece by piece. The bad news is some rather disturbing flaws were found in the encryptions and other vulnerabilities. The good news is Sophos was informed prior to the announcement and has begun making the necessary changes.

The problem with all antivirus vendors, he says, is that they do their work in secret without peer review, which eliminates a step that could make for stronger platforms.