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      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      You remember the story about a hacker group claiming to have the source code and network access to three a/v vendors? Per Bleeping Computer the vendor
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      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      AskWoody Plus

      You remember the story about a hacker group claiming to have the source code and network access to three a/v vendors?

      Why would we remember that story? Has it been mentioned here before?

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        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        Apologies!  Because I read bleeping computer as well as askwoody and because I have an aging brain I may have misremembered that it was discussed here.  It’s been buzzed about in my security venues.  Bottom line….read the article.  Be a bit concerned.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      The article seems to say that Symantec, at least, was not affected, and that this was a mistake. Both Symantec and the group that reported the hack said there was no evidence that Symantec had been compromised.

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      I don’t buy it. Bye bye Norton.

      Back to Defender (+ Windows Firewall Control + common sense).

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      This is the email I received from McAfee this morning regarding the whole debacle:

      You may have seen recent news reports indicating that U.S.-based antivirus providers have been compromised. We are aware of the claims in question and take them very seriously.
      We have been conducting an ongoing and thorough investigation of McAfee systems to identify any evidence of intrusion. To date, we have no indication that McAfee’s products, services or networks have been impacted.
      We value the trust you instill in us to protect your critical assets – a responsibility we revere and relationship we cherish. Rest assured that we remain vigilant in protecting you and will be transparent with information should our ongoing investigation find evidence of anything that may present risk to your organization. If so, we’ll also be proactive in prescribing actions you can take to defend yourself against any potential exploit scenarios made possible by this incident.
      In the interim, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know. We know that news of this sort can be unsettling, even if there is no corroborating evidence discovered to support the claims. We remain steadfast in upholding our duty to protect your organization and available to answer any questions you may have as our investigation continues.
      Thank you for your continued support of McAfee. Your security outcomes remain at the core of all that we do.

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