TV station finds failing to renew its anti-virus subscription can be really embarrassing

Failing to renew your anti-virus subscription isn’t just bad for security, it can also leave you looking a little silly.

Here’s what happened to a FOX TV station in the States, when it failed to renew its copy of Norton AntiVirus:

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I guess you have to admire the TV presenter for continuing to talk about the weather, seemingly utterly unflustered by the dialog box that popped up.

Thanks to Rik Ferguson for bringing this amusing video to my attention, which comes courtesy of the Fail Blog.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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