Tag Archives: Scareware

Slow Industry Response to Malware Reports is Killing Us

One of the biggest threats to the world of computing is how slow vendors are to respond to malware threats.  For example, it took Apple 49 Days after Adobe fixed a vulnerability in Flash to make that fix available to OS X … Continue reading

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Is Symantec also in the Scareware business?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Adobe/McAfee Security Scan Plus Scareware debacle.  Well, Symantec’s faux pas isn’t nearly as bad but I still think they need a slap on the wrist.  If you run their free web-based Symantec … Continue reading

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Adobe Reader installing McAfee Security Scan Plus Scareware

When I recently upgraded a couple of computers to the latest version of Adobe Reader I discovered something very disturbing.  The download installs software from McAfee (of all people) that amounts to Scareware (a type of Malware that tries to … Continue reading

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