Cylance keeps database of users threats and vulnerabilities

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lepete11, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. lepete11

    lepete11 Registered Member

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    Tried a one-month license for home AV Cylance (now cancelled), and was surprised of the following:

    1. User dashboard on the OS is 2" x 4" popup from the taskbar (only). Cannot select folders or .exe's for exceptions.

    2. Online cloud-based dashboard contains list of files scanned on my system, and any threats/vulnerabilities that were found.

    3. I noticed my MAC address and a lot of other information specific to my machine in my user profile.

    Has anyone thought about the headline: "Cylance keeps a database of all of its users MAC addresses, threat vulnerabilities, and scanned files -- so if you hack their database, you can learn of compromised systems to exploit"

    Is it me, or is Cylance doing something out of the 90's, where a coder thinks it's cool to have a lot of user information in their company database?

    It's no guess that Cylance does not pass GDPR, since it takes a lot of user's system information without permission.
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Unfortunately this thinking is not from 90's but still present now. Companies still try to collect as much data as possible from their users. Data is money, so more data is more money. Until they are forced to pay all costs related to eventual data breach, they won't change their practice.
     
  3. lepete11

    lepete11 Registered Member

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    got it - thx
     
  4. Gein

    Gein Registered Member

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    Where do you see a database of all files and vulnerabilities?
     
  5. m0unds

    m0unds Registered Member

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    I'd be surprised if Cylance didn't outline data collection parameters in the product EULA.
     
  6. lepete11

    lepete11 Registered Member

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    in the online dashboard for the machine
     
  7. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Is anyone really surprised by this covert data harvesting ?

    I`m sure they all do this to some degree.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  8. Gein

    Gein Registered Member

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    Do you have a screenshot? I've never seen that menu before. How do you get there?
     
  9. lepete11

    lepete11 Registered Member

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    Not going to show a screenshot of my Cylance dashboard, dah! Just log in to your Cylance account, and look through the tabs.
     
  10. Gein

    Gein Registered Member

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    I did. I'm not seeing a list of all of my scanned files anywhere. How do you access that menu?
     
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