Symantec, McAfee Problems May Lead To Sea Change In Antivirus Industry


Is there nothing sacred in the world of IT security? For years, McAfee Inc., Symantec Corp., and other antivirus software makers have helped companies keep their systems free of worms, Trojans, and other prickly pieces of code that can wreak havoc. Now these very same PC guardians are exposed for selling products that also are vulnerable to malicious attacks.

Vulnerabilities found recently in McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro software could let hackers compromise and even control computers running certain versions of their products. While most antivirus software is distributed via a network download, making it difficult for a hacker to get to the code, these flaws further highlight the problems with the antivirus industry's traditionally reactive approach to protection, and even could open the door a little wider for Microsoft's push into this market. Security Pipeline | Symantec, McAfee Problems May Lead To Sea Change In Antivirus Industry

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