Trend Micro antivirus flaw leaves PCs open to attack
Trend Micro Internet Security, owned by Trend Micro, founded in LA, California and based in Tokyo, Japan, has been found to have several security flaws in their software. Travis Ormandy, part of Google’s Project Zero – a force tasked with finding ‘zero-day’ flaws in world-wide software – tweeted:
— Tavis Ormandy (@taviso) January 5, 2016
Just one of the flaws flagged up by Ormandy was that webpages could run commands on PCs that had the antivirus installed. The websites would be able to do various things such as installing malware onto the PC or un-installing Trend Micro’s antivirus.
If you have one of Trend Micro’s products, your computer may be exposed to having your passwords stolen and much more. Other alternative anti-virus softwares are Norton Antivirus, McAfee, Kapersky and Bitdefender. Of course there are many antivirus programmes out there and the choice is not limited.