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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Symantec, Norton need vital patches in next 24 hours

    Full article from Techworld

    Symantecs Response


    Almost the entire range of Symantec security software, from Norton Internet Security through to the Symantec Firewall require urgent updates, the company has warned, after a series of four extremely critical vulnerabilities were found by security company eEye.


    One of the holes remains open even with all ports filtered and intrusion rules set thanks to a separate design flaw, eEye has warned. This makes it an almost certain target for worm writers, one of which - if history is to be believed - may be put out on the Net within 24 hours.


    Symantec was informed of the holes on 19 April, and has provided patches for them today. The patches should be installed as part of the Live Update feature in most packages but some will require the manual download and installation of patches, and those that have automatic updating switched off will need to run Live Update as soon as possible.

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    My Name is.... TZ Veteran Stripe's Avatar
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    lol....scary when a Anti-virus/net security company finds critical flaws in their applications.

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    Well I feel safe at the moment knowing that I made the switch to Mcafee after a fresh XP install.

    Phew!

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    News Just in, the flaws were for McAffee not NIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site
    News Just in, the flaws were for McAffee not NIS
    Hahaha...lucky thats not true!

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