Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Serious Problem With McAfee Products

It has been reveiled that most of McAfee's security products contain a flaw that could allow hackers to get your passwords, banking information, and other personal information from your computer. There will be a patch for this problem available from McAfee on Wednesday, August 2nd. I would strongly suggest updating your McAfee products as soon as this fix is out.

The exact details of the flaw hasn't been made available publicly, so there should be no one attacking you with it. The problem was discovered by Marc Maifrett of eEye Digital Security, a computer security company.

McAfee products affected include Internet Security Suite, SpamKiller, Privacy Service and Virus Scan Plus. Note that the 2007 versions of McAfee products aren't affected.