Wikileaks and CIA versus Trend Micro

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See this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/antivirus-programs-bypassed-cia-wikileaks,33845.html

"...a document that showed a list of antivirus and other security products that have been exploited and bypassed by the CIA.

The list included the following software products:

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  • Trend Micro

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Are you aware of that ? Any comments?

Thanks,

ClaudiuB

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claudiu_botezatu

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Posted 1 year ago

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Hi Claudio,

Yes, like all the others!

The list included the following software products:


  • Comodo
  • Avast
  • F-Secure
  • Zemana Antilogger
  • Zone Alarm
  • Trend Micro
  • Symantec
  • Rising
  • Panda Security
  • Norton
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • McAfee
  • Kaspersky
  • GDATA
  • ESET
  • ClamAV
  • Bitdefender
  • Avira
  • AVG
So what you gone a do now............

Kind regards,
Tom
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Hi @claudiu_botezatu, Thanks for asking here. Here is our official statement regarding this:

“If any Trend Micro product and services are affected, we will communicate these via critical Security Bulletins that will contain the most up-to-date list of products that may bevulnerable. This list will continually be updated as the investigation on additional products are completed, as well as information for any patches or solutions required if necessary. A current list of active Security Bulletin scan be found at TrendMicro’s Vulnerability Response site.

In addition, if any released information is found to make its way into dangerous exploits or malware, Trend Micro will create and release the necessary protection (e.g. patterns, rules,etc.) for our customers.”

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So, in other words, you have to leave a "back door" for NSA or whatever the acronym of those wanting to spy on us is?
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Thank you for contacting us in community @woodartisan55! 

We understand that you are worried about this.

However, in the interest of safety for our own customers, Trend Micro’s Vulnerability Response and Service Engineering teams will continue to monitor and investigate to see what, if any, products and services may be affected and/or vulnerable to exploits that have not yet been formally reported to us. At the conclusion of this investigation, we will take appropriate steps to address any issues that are identified.

Thanks and please do feel free to post questions or report issues here in this community in the future.