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Don’t feel comforted by an antivirus’s security certification

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 13, 2016.

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    If you feel comforted by your antivirus vendor’s boast of having a certification from Verizon, then maybe you need to rethink that. Google Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy says the methodology behind Verizon’s certification is “about as ridiculous as you would expect,” but vendors follow the gimpy guideline criteria (pdf), pay the fee to be certified and users tend to view the certification as some sign of excellence to be trusted.

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