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    *** Heads Up *** new flaw in McAfee

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    Consumer versions of McAfee Inc.'s leading software for securing PCs is susceptible to a flaw that can expose passwords and other sensitive information stored on personal computers, researchers said Monday.

    The vulnerability affects many of McAfee's most popular consumer products, including its Internet Security Suite, SpamKiller, Privacy Service and Virus Scan Plus titles, said Marc Maifrett, chief hacking officer at eEye Digital Security Inc., a competing maker of security products.

    Read on :

    http://secunia.com/advisories/21264/
    http://www.eeye.com/html/research/up.../20060719.html
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...echnology/home


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    Currently there is nothing you can do except wait for the patch to be released.
    Heh, that or use a reasonable virus scanner instead of the bloated McAfee. There are so many good virus scanners out there... it boggles me why people continue to use Symantec/Norton and McAfee products!

    Thanks for the heads up, though, mate.

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    boggles me why people continue to use Symantec

    because they are enterprise ready? Oh you were talking about consumer and not corporate huh?

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    it boggles me why people continue to use Symantec/Norton and McAfee products!
    1. Marketing? (I guess they must represent at least 75% of the market?)
    2. Off the shelf, brand name PCs generally come with one or the other in the software bundle.
    3. The "one stop shop" concept...........they supposedly "do everything"?

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