Symantec Anti Virus Vulnerability
A security researcher has uncovered a dangerous weakness in Symantec's antivirus products that could allow malware to corrupt the software and execute malicious programs on the user's computer.
Alex Wheeler, a security researcher who recently left Internet Security Systems' said there is a problem in the way that Symantec's software unwraps RAR files, a form of file compression similar to ZIP files. Wheeler found that a virus or worm hidden inside a specially crafted RAR file could be made to run on the user's machine and allow attackers to take complete control over computers running the program. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)
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