January 30, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

Ex-Mozilla Staffer warns Antivirus Software could just be as Bad as the Viruses you’re running away from

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Guess what! Those antiviruses you have on your PC thinking they are protecting you, could be doing you more harm than good.

So says Robert O’Callahan, an ex-developer at Mozilla in a recent stunning post on his blog post. O’Callahan advises that if you are running an up-to-date Windows on your PC, then you need no additional (non-Microsoft) security software.

O’Callahan left Mozilla about a year ago, and he writes that there is little evidence to show non-Microsoft antivirus software does the job they say they do; protecting your PC. O’Callahan cites the recent Google’s Project Zero security team’s findings. The plethora of bugs discovered by the Project Zero such as the command execution flaw identified in Trend Micro software.

That according to O’Callahan goes to show that these widely used antivirus software make PC vulnerable to attacks. In the post, O’Callahan, writes:

“Now that I’ve left Mozilla for a while, it’s safe for me to say: antivirus software vendors are terrible; don’t buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except, on Windows, for Microsoft’s).

At best, there is negligible evidence that major non-MS …read more

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