McAfee antivirus software impacted by code execution vulnerability

Researchers have revealed a serious code execution vulnerability impacting all editions of McAfee software. On Tuesday, the SafeBreach Labs cybersecurity team said that CVE-2019-3648 can be used to bypass McAfee’s self-defense mechanisms, potentially leading to further attacks on a compromised system. The vulnerability exists Read More …

CPU bug patch saga: Antivirus tools caught with their hands in the Windows cookie jar

Microsoft’s workaround to protect Windows computers from the Intel processor security flaw dubbed Meltdown has revealed the rootkit-like nature of modern security tools. Some anti-malware packages are incompatible with Redmond’s Meltdown patch, released last week, because the tools make, according to Microsoft, “unsupported Read More …