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Old 27th May 2006, 14:42   #1
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Huge Security Hole Found in Symantec Antivirus Software

Symantec is working hard to investigate a possible security flaw found in its antivirus software. Researchers at eEye Digital Security uncovered a vulnerability that would allow a hacker to take complete control of a host machine.

The worm is highly malicious and it doesn't even require input from the user to trigger an attack. A spokesman for eEye states, "This is definitely wormable. Once exploited, you get a command shell that gives you complete access to the machine. You can remove, edit or destroy files at will. We have confirmed that an attacker can execute code without the user clicking or opening anything."
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