Kaspersky, the security software maker, touted as the world’s best was found to contain a critical security vulnerability in its apps.
The finding was reported by Tavis Ormandy, who is a Google Engineer.
If that name rings a bell, you are not wrong. Ormandy was the one who found a security vulnerability in ESET‘s security products. back in June this year.
I am a bit shocked that a Kaspersky Lab software was caught napping. Naturally, as a Kaspersky Internet Security user, I was just as eager as other users to find out more about this exploit. Ormandy had tweeted a screenshot of Windows’ Calculator app, running under the Kaspersky [...]
The popular torrent client, uTorrent is being blocked by Google Chrome and Anti-virus companies for including adware.
Earlier, uTorrent used to contain the infamous, and really annoying software, that everyone hates, the Ask Toolbar.
The bundled PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) used to be bundled in the installer of the torrent app, and if the user was unwary, it could change the browser’s default homepage to the Ask website, and also install the website’s toolbar, which was quite difficult to get rid of. Microsoft recently had enough of this, and blocked older versions of the toolbar a as malicious app.
But this is not the reason for [...]