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Idea from Andrew Sanders

Andrew Sanders

Title

Downsides of Traditional Endpoint Protection: Mass Surveillance

Summary

Many webmail clients offer free antivirus protection—but they may be scanning for things other than malware. A report from the New York Times indicates that that Yahoo's mail client was scanning for suspicious text strings in addition to malware—then copying those messages and sending them to the FBI. This shows that users should only depend on EPP that's controlled by an admin they know or trust.

Author

Andrew Sanders

Links

  • https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/06/nyt-yahoo-reworked-its-malware-scanner-for-email-surveillance/