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Sophos Antivirus Detects Itself as Malware

October 03, 2012  Security Suite

The software company Sophos leaked a false malware detection, one which recognizes all new updates as malware with Shh / Updater-B markings. This included Sophos, and affected the security software during a routine update. Acrobat Reader and Java were just some of the other updates falsely detected. False detections are not uncommon and occur with all security applications. Perhaps the most memorable was Norton Symantec’s false detection of two system files of a Chinese version of Windows XP, which when removed or quarantined would cause Windows to boot up in safe mode. Another example occurred last year when Microsoft Security Essentials marked the installation of Google Chrome as a virus. For prevention and protection, users should use an application such as System Protect.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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