Hackers are exploiting a problem with McAfee’s anti-virus product that has caused hundreds of thousands of computers around the world to repeatedly reboot themselves.
The New York Times (and many other news outlets) have reported on the problems businesses suffered after a detection update issued by McAfee yesterday caused its anti-virus product to mistakenly detect a harmless Windows file, svchost.exe, as “W32/Wecorl.a” and caused computers to become inoperable.
To its credit, McAfee is discussing the problem on its online community forum, has…
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