Antivirus Imperfections spotted by Researchers

| May 11, 2010

Matousec, a firm known for its research on computer security has brought out contingents of a method that is used extensively for surpassing many securities provided by Windows security software. The list also includes McAfee and Trend Micro.

Nevertheless, the threat causes severe restrictions, including the demand that the attacker must be capable of executing code on a system. This fact is admitted by Matousec administration. The method will be used in combination with some other attach transmitter, or it could well be engaged by an attacker with local admittance to a system.

The new method is known as “argument-switch attack”. Argument switch attack can be employ against Windows built-in security programs.

Windows security programs uses a method known as SSDT (System Service Descriptor Table) abstracting. Matousec tested almost 35 different applications that are featuring with this method, some of the products are BitDefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Sophos, McAfee and Trend Micro.


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