I saw the above article, then i read the content and feedback. I am amazed! :o
1)We build a tool that protects users from one of the most dangerous threats that face the users (Drive by download) today.
2)There isn’t many out there who is giving anything like this at a fee, never mind free! (Actually there simply is no other Security company to my knowledge giving a stand alone BO protection for free)
3)We write tests (just like leak tests for firewalls, or EICAR tests to test your AV products) and make that available so that user’s are educated and informed about their security empowering them with this knowledge.
- Also in the article you expect the tests to reveal which applications to be vulnerable. This clearly shows (as some of the respondents to your article also pointed out) that there is a lack of understanding of what BO is. Just like when you do a leak test for a firewall, all it means that that kind of attack vector can succeed, doesn’t tell you which applications are vulnerable, its just that that attack type can be mounted and will succeed on that particular machine.
Then we are blamed for scare mongering???
It is NOT Comodo who created the problem of Buffer Overflow vulnerability and it is not Comodo who is using this vulnerabilit attacking end users and infecting them with malware!!!
It is Comodo who is providing the Solution as a stand alone free security product, that simply NO OTHER SECURITY COMPANY IS PROVIDING!
It is Comodo who provided the tests to educate and empower users with knowledge about their strenghts and weaknesses.
So what should I take from this article?
- Are you saying, we should not let people test to see if they have a vulnerability?
- Let them continue believing they are secure, when they are not?
- Let them be a zombie cos they are unprotected from this vulnerability that you don’t want us to tell them?
- Redefinition of a word “poach” as this product does not steal any users as there is noone to steal it from!
And then you are going and saying we want to poach them??? From which competitor of CMG exactly? There is no other BO protection product out there like CMG, a stand alone free BO product. So I would love to know who we are poaching users from! This is an additional product in their security layer, there is no software for them uninstall and then install this instead. Its “additional” security, that noone else offers as a stand alone product and most importantly, the “users need this desperately”!
Anyway, I have followed John Leyden’s articles for some time and he is a very credible author and I am sure this article is, the way it is, due to misunderstanding of CMG being such a new product with simply having nothing to compare it against.
PS: Those people who write those negative feedbacks are so lost in terms of how vulnerable they are and how much Comodo is doing to protect them…you get lost for words!! cest la vie I guess Hey you guys… (CLY)