[funsec] Oops: McAfee Update Exterminates Excel
api at worldonline.de
Tue Mar 14 01:51:40 CST 2006
Larry Seltzer wrote:
> >>If you do daily updates, you have very little time to do Quality
> >>This is why I don't think that this is the way to do antivirus.
> Imagine the situation with companies like Kaspersky that do hourly
Well, one of Kaspersky's partners distributed a bad update 3,5 weeks
ago - it was a Friday too. The problem wasn't a false positive, but as
the scanner of that partner was (still is) used to protect the mail
system, the update caused problems for the mail system and attached
mail clients which weren't very nice ...
> The strange part to me is that McAfee does have beta definitions and
> I've heard from someone who tested them that the problems were
> present there.
> This means McAfee's QC people were truly asleep at the switch, and
> I'd hope someone gets publicly fired for it.
Obviously McAfee does Quality Control only using the command line
scanner. And that was the problem here ...
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