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]

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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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Posted by: David Harley | October 11, 2017

Interesting ransomware testing action…

…from my old (in the nicest way possible) mate Roger Thompson. I haven’t been following the blog closely so far, but Roger has lots of hands-on experience in the industry (far more than I do): I don’t doubt that he knows what he’s about…

Thompson Cyber Security Labs

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