An unexpected use of Antivirus!

When one thinks of Antivirus one usually expects data protection for files and servers. Recently security searchers of an American company based in Nevada, Rack 911 Labs, specialised in Cybersecurity found “a unique but simple method of using directory junctions (Windows) and symlinks (macOS & Linux) to turn almost every antivirus software into self-destructive tools”.

Although it appears, according to the site, that the difficulty is not major it seems that time and synchronicity would be the key to making the most of the exploit. Here is the link to the article of Rack911Lab. Happy reading!

https://www.rack911labs.com/research/exploiting-almost-every-antivirus-software/