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Hackers can use antivirus software to spread malware

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As the threat of malware grows more and more dangerous every day, antivirus programs evolve and help to keep our systems protected. But how do you safeguard your computer if the protector of your digital friend can’t be trusted?
A newly-discovered exploit could allow malware to escape quarantine and infect your system. A vulnerability found in several antivirus solutions gives an attacker a way to bypass usual mechanisms and gain full control of sensitive file system areas.
Florian Bogner, an Austrian IT security professional, dubbed the exploit as 'AVGater. Many AV software provides functionality to quarantine files, but the users can restore the quarantined files whenever they want. ' Bogner detailed his findings in a blog post late last week, explaining that it takes advantage of the function of modern antiviruses to take out a certain entry from quarantine, and place it somewhere else on the host system to re-introduce the malware. This is a fundamental capability...(continued)
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