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Researcher finds serious flaw in Chromium-based Avast SafeZone browser

Lucian Constantin | Feb. 10, 2016
The flaw could allow a malicious website to read cookies, stored passwords and local files

Joxean Koret, a security researcher who has found vulnerabilities in antivirus products in the past, advised people on Twitter not to use the browsers provided by antivirus vendors. "I've analyzed 3. All broken," he said.

"Selling antivirus doesn't qualify you to fork chromium, you're going to screw it up," Ormandy said in a Twitter message last week.


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