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Is Our ‘Anti’ Virus Safe? Skeptics Dawdle

Virus Safe

Online surfing now has been jittery for some time, Netherland-Based antivirus software maker AVG gets the tribunal for its “Web tuneup”. The one click add-on security for the Google Chrome browser is dedicated to make online surfing safe barring users from entering unsafe sites. Till now it’s good – but the software has created ado after 9(nine) million using the software is unknowingly exposed to hackers with a certainty of information stolen.

AVG confirmed the flaw and said it created a quick fix. “As soon as we were highlighted to it, our first and foremost priority was to get a fix to market,” said Tony Anscombe, who helps manage security at AVG. He added that AVG’s core antivirus software wasn’t affected and that the company is reviewing its processes to ensure its software is safe.

With the vigorous momentum of digitalization it might happen the security corridors are vulnerably open. But not to worry when the user secures oneself and puts on upgraded version security and gets bulldoze by getting through news of jim-jams. Tricky but that’s how it is.

Though it’s not for the first time, earlier antivirus doyen Kaspersky was on the same shoes.

Hacking attacks are getting expensive, too. Verizon Enterprise Solutions estimated that 700 million compromised records from companies around the world led to losses of $400 million last year. That’s based on surveys of 70 companies, so the actual figure is likely much higher.

For its part, AVG appears to have fixed the issue within a couple of days of it being written about by a Google security researcher, sending the software update just before Christmas.


Niloy Banerjee

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