Google Acquires VirusTotal

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by treehouse786, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    I like it, more resources is always a good thing. :thumb:
     
  3. TheWindBringeth

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    But industry consolidation, reduced competition, and further concentration of information in the hands of a few is not.
     
  4. Joxx

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    Maybe this is a step to a Google AV.
    That would be interesting.
     
  5. Trooper

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    Interesting for sure.
     
  6. Page42

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    I agree.
    I like the acquisition.
     
  7. lordraiden

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    Google Cloud AV... :D

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    Maybe Google will filter all search results through VirusTotal effectually removing most dangerous links or access to dangerous sites. Its kind of interesting because they are a DNS provider and in my area; an ISP too.
     
  9. RejZoR

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    This is the most unexpected news of this month really... i hope it will turn out well for everyone.
     
  10. RJK3

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    dun dun duhhhh...
     
  11. The Hammer

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    I think it will.
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    google it in the cloud, for 40 opinions.:p or buy our Google internet Security 21.0
     
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    I think its a very good thing. It would be great if they integrated it into either google DNS or in some new cloud based scanner added into chrome.
     
  14. RejZoR

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    It's quite possible they'll use it with Google Drive, Google Mail and GooglePlay. Places where file security matters a lot.
     
  15. TheWindBringeth

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    From the VirusTotal About page:
    Perhaps Google already had access to the database and is already using it?
     
  16. LoneWolf

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    Wow, didn't see that one coming. :gack:
    Hopefully it will only get better.
    Time will tell.
     
  17. zfactor

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    nooooooooooo maybe im one of the few who really dislike google and wish this would not have happened..i can see google using this as another tool to somehow spy on people by what they upload to be scanned or something smilar. i will until i see its not changed to googles tos be using jotti. i dont use gmail for this very same reason.
     
  18. mattbiernat

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    another privacy concern.
     
  19. arsenaloyal

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    have to wait and watch this one,google does not respect privacy that much is well known, have to see if google decides to kill off VT or continue with it.
     
  20. Narxis

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    Very good news. Go Google!:thumb:
     
  21. Osaban

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    I also think it's great news
     
  22. ComputerSaysNo

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    I like it too. Say what you will about google but they have improved the internet 10 fold.

    I'm waiting for a fully ready ChromeoS in the next 10 years based on linux to challenge Microsoft
     
  23. TheWindBringeth

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    In case I wasn't the only one who snoozed through this. From http://blog.virustotal.com/2011/12/moving-to-google-app-engine.html:
    www.virustotal.com CNAME ghs-svc-https-c46.ghs-ssl.googlehosted.com

    That and Google being a "long-time partner" of VirusTotal may mean the privacy situation won't be changing very much. Hash lookups via anonymous proxies (if not using a browser configured to use Google Safe Browsing Lookup API).
     
  24. siljaline

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    Google buys malware-scanning website VirusTotal
     
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    That's right. In my view, Google is the Evil Empire.
     
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