Kaspersky And FireEye Security Products Cracked By Researchers
September 7, 2015
As the world becomes ever more digital, it is a great time to be in the cybersecurity business with everything from our cars to our most critical infrastructure being controlled by computers and therefore at risk of attack.
However it is not such a great time to be in the cybersecurity industry when it is your software that is shown to be vulnerable and open to exploit -- which is exactly what has happened to Kaspersky Lab and FireEye, two of the best known cybersecurity companies in the world.
Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher at Google, made public the fact he had cracked Kaspersky’s anti-virus product before revealing the details to the Russian company. Ormandy has been criticized within the cybersecurity industry for his practice of disclosing vulnerabilities publicly rather than informing the company first and giving them time to fix the flaw.