• Go update Norton Antivirus right now

    If you’re using Norton Antivirus, or any AV product from Symantec, you need to patch it right now.

    Better, uninstall the furshlinger thing.

    Lily Hay Newman at Slate has the details.

    UPDATE: There’s a classic tweet on the subject.

    Tavis (who discovered the flaws) emailed the exploit to Symantec in a password protected zip file. He included the password in the body of the email. The email server, running Symantec, grabbed the password out of the email, decrypted the zip file, and upon reading the exploit code, crashed itself.