Triple HelixParticipantMore info about VT from Malwarebytes: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/researchers-corner/2019/07/caution-misuse-of-security-tools-can-turn-against-you/
- September 22, 2020 at 3:19 pm
Case 2: API usage
The use of VirusTotal API can also be dangerous. Bugs in the code or logic can easily cause a mass upload of private files. This is a danger whether you are building your own tools or using tools like WINJA, which automate submission of files to VT. The only recommendation here is to make sure the tools you are using are reputable or you have done your own independent code audits to make sure no bugs may lead to data leakage.
When it comes to using other reputable security tools, it is wise to read over all of the documentation and make sure you understand how and when the given tool will incorporate VT.Microsoft® Windows Insider MVP - Windows Security - VoodooShield Pro - Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete - Glasswire Elite10