Vulnerabilities in AntiVirus engines-is F-Secure safe?

Interesting read here on the vulnerabilities and exploitations of AV engines;


Many AV engines have weaknesses, including F-Secure. Should users be concerned?











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  • BlackcatBlackcat Posts: 511

    Problems seem to be with the BitDefender engine;







    Recommendations for AV users;



  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,653 Superuser

    I would perhaps question the merits of an article where the writer can't spell Finland (Finnland?).  To be honest, it looks like a little bit of a scare story to me.  dunno.gif

  • BlackcatBlackcat Posts: 511

    A little unfair , Simon.


    Joxean Koret, who gave this presentation, is Basque so English may not be his strongest language.


    Further, he is a well-respected security researcher;


    "Speakers who have presented in previous SyScan conferences are among the best and brightest in their respective field".



  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,653 Superuser

    OK.  I've not heard of the guy, to be honest, but fair comment.

  • siramicsiramic Posts: 43

    Not to feel to bad, Simon, as I thought the same thing as you, who is this guy who comes out of the woodwork and pronounces all these shortcoming or exploits of security vendors software (esp. BD) let alone on a twitter account link. I'm not trying to pile on Blackcat, as I appreciate your contributions here, complete with photos and links to back yourself up, giving your post excellent merit, so kudos to you :)


    I guess we're all so used to hearing of such things from the bigger names we all know, i.e. AV-Comparatives, which in this case had a nice commissioned firewall study that showed Windows firewall very competent against Public network attacks. This hopefully gives us reassurance in that regard, that Windows firewall together with F-Secure and DeepGuard may be ok after all Smiley Wink

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