Major new test of Android security apps shows that less than half provide effective protection – Out of 204 mobile apps tested, the majority were dubious, unsafe or ineffective.
AV-Comparatives have released their report on the biggest-ever test of Android security apps and their effectiveness against Android malware. The independent testing lab put 204 Android AV apps to the test against an array of common threats, and found that some are much more effective than others. Less than 1 in 6 of the apps tested defended against all 2,000 malicious apps, while over a third failed to reach a block rate of even 30%.
AV-Comparatives has published the findings of an Advanced Endpoint Protection Test, consisting of the following component tests:
- PowerShell-based file-less attacks and file-based exploits test, including false alarm test
- Proactive Protection Test, including false alarm test
- Real-World Protection Test, including false alarm test
- Ransomware test
The tests were performed between November 2017 and January 2018. The primary goal was to compare the automatic prevention and detection capabilities of different endpoint protection solutions. The test was commissioned by Bitdefender. Products by the following vendors were tested (please note that the results apply only to the specific program versions and settings that are described in the report): Bitdefender, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, SentinelOne, Sophos and Symantec. The full report can be downloaded from here (PDF).
The independent security software tester AV-Comparatives joint up with sigma star gmbh and has decided to inform the general public of several critical vulnerabilities in Vestel firmware. Vestel is one of the largest manufacturer of electronics components in the world. Vestel components are used in more than 30 popular TV brands, including Medion.
AV-Comparatives’ 2017 Awards Ceremony and security conference was held on 6th February in Innsbruck. 35 security specialists from twelve different countries, representing four continents, attended the event. Awards for the best products in AV-Comparatives’ 2017 antivirus main test series were presented to their respective vendors, and some important current IT topics were discussed.
The AV-Comparatives Summary Report 2017 is now available for download (PDF). Every year AV-Comparatives awards the best scoring IT security products in our public main-test series. Find out which antivirus products received golden, silver and bronze awards and which vendor won the Product of the Year award. https://www.av-comparatives.org/summary-reports/