Google Reports Flaws in Major Anti-Malware Products

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2016-02-05 Print this article Print

DAILY VIDEO: Google discloses flaws in Avast, Comodo and Malwarebytes products; Canonical lands Ubuntu Linux on tablets for computing convergence; Intel makes some gains in its employee diversity effort; and there's more.

How the Internet Survived Massive DNS Attack

DAILY VIDEO: Why a massive DNS attack didn't shut down the internet; the LinkedIn hacking suspect is...

Analysts Offer Mixed Views on AT&T-Time Warner Deal

DAILY VIDEO: Analysts weigh pros and cons of AT&T-Time Warner deal; massive cyber-attack shows...

Czech Police Arrest Alleged LinkedIn Hacker

DAILY VIDEO: Czech police apprehend alleged LinkedIn hacker; Intel gets a boost in lengthy appeal of...

Yahoo's Earnings Exceed Expectations but Ad Revenue Still Eroding

DAILY VIDEO: Yahoo's earnings report shows ad revenue is still eroding; Intel's record Q3 revenue is...

Snowden Offers Grim Assessment of State of Internet Security, Privacy

DAILY VIDEO: Edward Snowden gives his take on security...

FAA's Samsung Galaxy Note7 Flight Ban Poses Challenges for Travelers

DAILY VIDEO: FAA's Samsung Galaxy Note7...

Salesforce No Longer Plans to Pursue Twitter Acquisition

DAILY VIDEO: Salesforce withdraws from contention to acquire Twitter; HP to cut another 3,000 to...

Samsung Releases Details on How to Exchange Defective Note7 Phones

DAILY VIDEO: Samsung releases Note7 return details following its recall; what the new update process...

HP, Lenovo Vie for Top Spot in a Consolidating Global PC Market

DAILY VIDEO: HP closes in on Lenovo in a consolidating global PC market; Intel launches its first...

Samsung Permanently Halts Note7 Smartphone Production

DAILY VIDEO: Samsung ends Note7 smartphone production permanently after fires; Odinaff Trojan is...

Read more about the stories in today's news:


Today's topics include Google's disclosure of flaws in Avast, Comodo and Malwarebytes products; Canonical's launch of Ubuntu Linux on tablets for computing convergence; Intel's gains in employee diversity efforts; and CoreOS' launch of Docker Rival Rkt 1.0.

The Google Project Zero security research effort publicly disclosed multiple security flaws in products from big antivirus vendors, including Avast, Comodo and Malwarebytes.

Google is targeting security vendors that have forked the open-source Chromium Web browser to build their own secure browsers. Charles Zinkowski, director of corporate communications at Comodo, assured users that the software is always being updated, patched, fixed and improved.

Canonical, the lead sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, is on a mission to create a converged platform where a single operating system is able to power a desktop, a mobile phone and now a tablet.

The company launched the BQ Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet, which it says is the first tablet running Ubuntu Linux. With the new BQ Aquarius M10 tablet, users will get the benefits of a touch-screen interface as well as optional capabilities to extend a desktop Ubuntu experience to tablets.

Last year, Intel promised to spend $300 million over five years to increase the diversity of its workforce. The goal was to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities at all levels of the company by 2020. According to Intel's 2015 Diversity Report, the percentage of women within the company increased to 24.8 percent by the end of last year.

The percentage of underrepresented minorities—including African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics—grew to 12.4 percent by the end of 2015.

CoreOS released rkt 1.0, providing container users with an alternative runtime to Docker. While rkt is a competitor to the Docker runtime, users will still be able to run application containers that have been built with Docker tools.

CoreOS says rkt will provide improved performance and security controls, as well as integration with CoreOS' larger platform effort Tectonic, which is the CoreOS commercial Kubernetes platform.


Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel