RBS, Rapport and OITC anti-virus test results

An email from a customer today brought my attention to some anti-virus test results that have been published on the website of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland).

At first glance, the test results look quite bad for Sophos (and even worse for Symantec and McAfee).

But if you dig a little deeper into the methodology used by OITC to come up with the results – published by RBS on their page promoting a security add-on called Rapport – then you actually find that the methodology is flawed, and that these test scores are about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

As Stuart Taylor describes in a post on the…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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