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Chinese Anti-Virus vendor caught cheating on industry tests

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 1, 2015.

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    Qihoo (CHEE-hoo) 360, a Chinese security company with hundreds of millions of users, has had their certifications from AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, and Virus Bulletin revoked after submitting products for testing that significantly differed from the products available to customers and users.

    Each of the three labs confirmed that Qihoo had enabled a scanning engine provided by Bitdefender by default, but disabled their own QVM engine. Yet, when sold to the public in primary markets served by Qihoo, the setup was reversed.

    John Hawes, Chief of Operations at Virus Bulletin, said in a statement that this sort of thing doesn't help anyone.

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