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Researcher Claims Online Anti-virus Scanners Buggy

An Israeli security researcher claims to have found security holes in the free online scanners of three major anti-virus companies. Rafel Ivgi, also known as “The Insider,” in posts to several security mailing lists, claims that Panda ActiveScan, McAfee FreeScan, and Symantec Virus Detection all suffer from buffer overflows that could allow an attacker to crash the system and potentially execute arbitrary code. Within several hours Panda Software reported that they had updated their control to fix the problem, and recommend that all users who have used ActiveScan in the past visit the site and run it in order to update the control. Full Story

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