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Cygwin setup.exe flagged by AVG as high level security threat because of Win32.AirCrack.c
- From: Martin N Brampton <martin dot lists at uncommercial dot co dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 13:30:29 +0100
- Subject: Cygwin setup.exe flagged by AVG as high level security threat because of Win32.AirCrack.c
I cannot find any reference to AirCrack anywhere in documentation
directly related to Cygwin. What information I can find through Google
doesn't give me any idea why Cygwin would contain code for cracking
passwords in wireless networks.
It doesn't seem wise to install something that an anti-malware program
describes as a "password-stealer" and a high level threat without
knowing more about it. Why is it part of Cygwin? Is it a threat? Does
having this code on a machine introduce a vulnerability?
Best regards, Martin Brampton
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