eero plus malware test failure
I am becoming increasingly concerned that eero plus is not providing the level of security it proposes to be.
eicar.org provides Anti-Malware test files and while eero plus catches all 4 of the standard protocol http files it FAILS to catch all 4 files with the SSL enabled protocol https. All 4 files downloaded to my machine where Norton Security caught and immediately removed the .com and .txt but the .zip files were not caught by Norton until they were opened.
Maybe I am not understanding how eero plus works but I find it very concerning that any of these files are able to get through eero plus.
eero Plus on the network side doesn't scan downloads/files. It's not designed to do that, nor does eero claim that it does. It's only designed to block access to known malicious sites/URLs. You need to install/activate the Malwarebytes software (which a subscription to is included with eero Plus, but it's a 3rd party software) if you want to protect yourself against malware.
Probably the reason it blocked the non-SSL download attempts is because those URLs are in the blacklist--but the SSL ones are not (they come from a sub-domain of eicar.org).Reply