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Researchers sound alarm about bug in free antivirus scanner

Postby TeMerc » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:20 am

By Gregg Keizer

December 22, 2008 | A bug in Trend Micro Inc.'s free online virus scanning service can be used by hackers to hijack Windows PCs running Internet Explorer, security researchers warned.

Attackers able to dupe users into visiting a malicious Web page could exploit a vulnerability in the custom ActiveX control that Trend Micro distributes to users of its free HouseCall service, said Danish bug tracker Secunia ASP in an alert posted Sunday.

Trend Micro has fixed the flaw in the ActiveX control and patched the public HouseCall servers, but it noted that the latter has not been extensively tested, and essentially waived responsibility if it turns out not to be sufficient.

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Re: Researchers sound alarm about bug in free antivirus scanner

Postby Mindblower » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:57 am

Guess it's better to avoid ALL online scans, since I'm sure it can happen to any company, Mindblower! ((O
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