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WHID 2009-26: F-Secure Joins The Breached AV Vendors Club

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: WHID 2009-26: F-Secure Joins The Breached AV Vendors Club Reply with quote

Source: http://www.xiom.com/whid/blog

It wasn't surprising that after attacking a Kaspereski and a BitDefender web sites, Uno, the Romanian hacker, would continue to strike anti-virus vendors. This time he found a vulnerability in the web site of Finish AV vendor F-Secure. Somewhat less severe than the others, the vulnerability enabled the hacker only to access virus statistics.

As usual, the marketing department response is amazing, mentioning that "the problem with its site was due to a bug in a Web application and not related to an unpatched system". Does that make it better?

Frankly, I don't envy the marketing department role. The company, any company for that matter, is spending too little on web application security, sites are taken down daily, and the marketing people are send to fend off the public. They must have a thick skin to survive in marketing.
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