Last Wednesday, March 4, an expert from Google, Tavis Ormandy, informed us of a vulnerability affecting one of our emulators. The vulnerability could potentially be used for remote code execution. On March 9, he released a tool that greatly simplified vulnerability analysis in the emulator. We fixed the [problem] by disabling the emulator to provide hundreds of millions of our users with protection against any attacks. This will not affect the functionality of our product, based on several security levels,” – commented Avast developers on ZDNet.
Ormandy discovered the Avast antivirus bug using a tool he developed in 2017; this allows him to port Windows DLL files to Linux, where automated fuzzing and other security tests can be carried out more easily.
It seems that Avast Antivirus claims to be the most compromised information security product of the year. Only recently, we wrote about a scandal in which media accused the Czech antivirus of selling user data. Consider interesting alternatives for now.
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