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AVG lauded for fast vulnerability response

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    Security researchers from Tel-Aviv-based enSilo are congratulating anti-virus vendor AVG Technologies for its fast response to a security flaw in one of its programs.

    On March 10, enSilo warned AVG about a troubling problem in its AVG Internet Security 2015 anti-virus product.

    According to enSilo's VP of research Tomer Bitton, the application allocated memory with an "execute" permission. The recommended approach is not to set that permission ahead of time, but only when it's needed, and remove it immediately afterwards.

    It's not a quick a simple fix, researchers said.

    "But in just two days, they fixed it, and released a patch," said Bitton.

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