Posted by: David Harley | April 4, 2018

AMTSO – the new look

To be honest, it’s so long since I looked at the AMTSO site I can’t altogether remember what its last incarnation looked like… However, it does have a sparkling new(-ish) look, if you’re interested.

I took a quick look at the list of current members. Strangely, the contentious TestMyAV site no longer seems to be there, though parent company Cognition still seems to be. If you’re wondering why the site is contentious, this paper gives some attention to the debate.

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Posted by: David Harley | March 31, 2018

AV-Comparatives, Android test, and (in)security apps

The AV-Comparatives Android Test Report pays particular attention to ‘security apps’ that don’t actually offer appreciable or even any security.

[Also flagged on Mac Virus]

Posted by: David Harley | February 5, 2018

Latest test reports from SE Labs

I haven’t examined these latest reports in detail, but SE Labs testing is better than most.

See the introductory article here: Hacked! Will your anti-malware protect you from targeted attacks?

Simon Edwards says:

“In this test we’ve included indiscriminate, public attacks that come at victims from the web and via email, but we’ve also included some devious targeted attacks to see how well-protected potential victims would be.”

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Posted by: David Harley | November 10, 2017

That VB 2017 paper…

…is now available on the Virus Bulletin site.

VB2017 paper: The (testing) world turned upside down

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Posted by: David Harley | October 26, 2017

AV-Test look at anti-malware for Android

The Register comments on the recent AV-Test look at anti-malware programs for Android. Good performance almost all round, with Google’s own Play Protect trailing the pack by some way.

The Register: “Google Play Protect is ‘dead last’ at detecting malware on Android – Don’t expect ads giant to stop all software nasties for you – it certainly can’t”

AV-Test: “The best antivirus software for Android – AV-TEST Product Review Report – Sep/2017

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