Even the computer’s guardian can serve as a trojan. After phishing, pharming and vishing, security experts have discovered that malware is increasingly spreading through the very device that is used as a safeguard against it — the antivirus software. Users don’t suspect that their antivirus software can also be compromised.
iViz, an information security company, has detected multiple vulnerabilities in commonly-used antivirus software, which make the software susceptible to hacking.
Bikash Barai, CEO, iViz, said: “A hacker can send a mail with an infected file and while processing it, the antivirus software can be compromised.”