Symantec Error Blocks AOL Access

A faulty update sent to users of Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security prevented them from signing into America Online for several hours Wednesday. According to Symantec, the problem was traced to a part of the software that prevents attackers from accessing a computer through open ports.

Traffic from AOL was mistakenly marked as malicious, which caused the connections to drop, and blocked them from reconnecting. An update was pushed to users approximately seven hours after the faulty one was released, the company reported. BetaNews | Symantec Error Blocks AOL Access

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 17th March 2006 11:49PM