Google Security Expert Criticizes Meaningless Antivirus Excellence Awards

March 15, 2016 – 7:50 PM

Over the weekend, one of Google’s top security researchers, Tavis Ormandy, published a blog post in which he criticized antivirus certification programs that award meaningless prizes to flawed security products.

His problem came from the fact that at this year’s RSA security conference held at the start of March, Verizon’s ICSA Labs awarded Comodo the 2016 Excellence in Information Security Testing Award.

The irony of this award wasn’t lost on him, nor us, if we take into account that since last December, Mr. Ormandy has been unearthing security flaws in Comodo’s Antivirus products on a regular basis.


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