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

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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:

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.

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.