Security Software, Security Risk

There’s a major drawback to anti-virus software: it can be more vulnerable to exploits than the rest of the system it’s supposed to protect. Fortunately, there’s enough exploitable code for cyber criminals to choose from so they don’t usually exploit holes in AV software.

Is Security Software Becoming a Security Risk?

Between 2002 and 2005, nearly half of the vulnerabilities that were discovered in antivirus software were remotely exploitable, meaning that attackers could launch their attacks from anywhere on the Internet. Nowadays, that percentage is close to 80 percent, he said.

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