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Malwarebytes accuses rival of software theft

Malwarebytes claims IObit stole from its database of malware samples that its software uses to detect malware on customer computers.
Written by Elinor Mills, Contributor
Malwarebytes is accusing China-based computer security firm IObit of intellectual property theft, but IObit denied the allegations and said there were problems with its malware submission site.

Malwarebytes claims IObit stole from its database of malware samples that its software uses to detect malware on customer computers.

Malwarebytes discovered that IObit's Security 360 free anti-malware software was flagging a specific key generator piece of code for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware software and using the same naming scheme, which includes the phrase "Don't Steal Our Software," according to a blog post on the Malwarebytes.org site.

After finding additional evidence, Malwarebytes conducted a test and added fake definitions for a fake rogue application to its database of malware. Within two weeks, IObit was detecting the fake files and using "almost exactly" the fake names, Malwarebytes said.

For more, read "Malwarebytes accuses rival of software theft" from CNET News.

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