McAfee have to admit that their security is kinda virus friendly
Y'know McAfee, that security program you have that slows your computer down all the time to the point you want to put your foot through the monitor? Well, they've had to hold their hands up and tell everyone that there's a flaw in one of its products that could leave your PC vulnerable (Mac owners, feel free to gloat).
The company disclosed the problem in a message to customers on its website, saying hackers could use affected computers to flood you with spam.
McAfee spokesman Ian Bain said at least one customer had fallen victim to such an attack, which leveraged a flaw in a service offering known as McAfee SaaS for Total Protection.
The service is supposed to protect users from viruses hidden in emails and websites. Bain said the flaw was in a piece of software that McAfee customers install on their PCs to enable them to use the service.
Mercifully, the flaw doesn't give hackers access to data if they manage to compromise your system and that McAfee's engineers were working to fix the bug, which should be fixed today.