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

Thursday February 04, 2016

Google Discloses Flaws in Avast, Comodo and Malwarebytes Products

Google's Project Zero has gone public with serious security flaws found in software offered by security firms Avast, Comodo and Malwarebytes. A patch is already available from Avast, Malwarebyte is working on a fix and Comodo is releasing an update of Chromodo without the offending add-on.

The Google Project Zero security research effort publicly disclosed multiple security flaws in products from big antivirus vendors, such as Avast, Comodo and Malawarebytes. Google is targeting security vendors that have forked the open-source Chromium Web browser to build their own secure browsers. For Avast, Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy reported that the Avastium browser, which is based on Google's open-source Chromium project, is at risk from a remote attacker.