Security hole found it Symantec Antivirus v10.x

May 26, 2006 at 4:52 pm | Posted in General, Technology | Leave a comment

A huge security flaw has been found in Symantec Antivirus version 10.x (aka Norton Antivirus) which, if exploited, would allow teh h4x0rz (hackers) to take complete control of the target computer “without any user action”. How do you protect your machine from teh ‘sploitz? By deleting Symantec Antivirus, how do you like that for irony.

Apparently this gaping hole hasn’t been exploited yet… “Great, let’s advertise this unexploited security hole instead of reporting it to Symantec to get it fixed and see what happens” yes, lets. Lets indeed. I’ll be taking bets on how long until someone takes advantage of this.

If you are using any version of Symantec Antivirus, I would advise you to delete it and get a better antivirus program, like McAfee or even AVG Free (what I use), because Symantec is generally not a very good antivirus program. Of course, if you have your heart set on Symantec and are using v10.x I would advise that you at the very least uninstall it until a patch to fix this hole is released. If you’re using an earlier version it shouldn’t matter, as it appears this hole is only in v10. Great work Symantec.

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