Symantec details flaws in its antivirus software

“Symantec has reported glitches in its antivirus software that could allow hackers to launch denial-of-service attacks on computers running the applications,” Matt Hines reports for CNET News. “In a notice posted on its Web site this week, Symantec detailed two similar vulnerabilities found in its Norton AntiVirus, which is sold on its own or bundled in Norton Internet Security and Norton System Works. The flaws, which could lead to computers crashing or slowing severely if attacked, are limited to versions of the software released for 2004 and 2005.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Looks like Symantec better get to work caulking their glass house.

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  1. Symantec. Come onnnnnnn. I’ve seen better anti-virus products peddled by vendors at street fairs! Yeh-heh-hessssss. I mean, really, when’s the last time this company was on anyone’s radar? Probably when the Spice Girls were breaking eardrums coast-to-coast. Seriously, the Spice Girls — there’s another reason everyone should have a good “anti-virus package”, if you know what I mean. Hey, I keed, I keed. But really, Symantec reminds me of the bratty kid who pushes his way to the front of the group when they come to your door on Halloween. Yeh-heh-hesss. You know the one — always wanting more candy and threatening to egg your house. So I do to Symantec what I do to kids like that . . .

    I POOP ON THEM ! ! ! ! ! !

  2. To Symantec:
    Like the man said- “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”.
    BTW as to security, Richard Clarke uses a Mac and he served 3 US Presidents as an expert in these kind of things. Maybe he knows something Symantec doesn’t know, or doesn’t want you to know.

  3. Peter Norton’s orginal utilities were great. Symantec bought him out and ruined everything he created.

    The Original utilities did what they claimed to do. The new stuff by Symantec just do not work.

  4. My wife left Symantec in 2000 when their new CEO arrived and started hacking and slashing tech support and customer service. Shortly thereafter Symantec started charging for virus update subscriptions, phone support, and other services. They’ve been going downhill fast ever since. But for the massive security failures in Windows OS they’d be broke by now.

  5. Triumph — Oh how I would LOVE to be able to do that to one little sh*t who always comes to my door! Or better yet, just throw a heaping pile right in the lone brat’s bag. AHHH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAHHHHH!!! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cool smirk” style=”border:0;” />

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