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Old 04-18-2013, 03:52   #1
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Malwarebytes cripples thousands of computers with faulty software security

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/22622...ecurity-update

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Thousands of computers across the world have been crippled by a faulty update from security vendor Malwarebytes that marked legitimate system files as malware code.

The security firm confirmed the mistake in a blog post on Tuesday, adding that the update has since been pulled....
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:50   #2
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Oops!

I'm sure glad I didn't download that one.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:55   #3
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As a software developer I can tell you that this is one of the worst nightmares that can possibly happen to you.

I once completed a software update and gave it to the client. I thought they had released it shortly after I gave it to them. Three weeks later when I was on vacation in Yellowstone, the park ranger came and found me at the campground with the message that my client needed me to contact him.

I ended up leaving the kids with my parents, driving 900 miles home, spent 1 hour making a fix, 2 hours sleeping while they tested, then drove 900 miles back to Yellowstone. All because of a bug that only appeared when you had a particular I.E. patch installed - which just happened to be everyone at CNet.com, who was doing a review of the software.
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Old 04-18-2013, 19:26   #4
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As a software developer I can tell you that this is one of the worst nightmares that can possibly happen to you.

I once completed a software update and gave it to the client. I thought they had released it shortly after I gave it to them. Three weeks later when I was on vacation in Yellowstone, the park ranger came and found me at the campground with the message that my client needed me to contact him.

I ended up leaving the kids with my parents, driving 900 miles home, spent 1 hour making a fix, 2 hours sleeping while they tested, then drove 900 miles back to Yellowstone. All because of a bug that only appeared when you had a particular I.E. patch installed - which just happened to be everyone at CNet.com, who was doing a review of the software.
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Old 04-18-2013, 20:30   #5
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Glad it didn't happen to me.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:53   #6
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Glad it didn't happen to me.
Me too.
I'm fine.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:19   #7
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Small price to pay for years and years of protection they offered.
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Old 04-20-2013, 19:09   #8
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That program is a fantastic program that has fixed numerous things with ease that no antivirus program every even shows. I use it on customers machines all the time.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:49   #9
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Old 04-21-2013, 13:04   #10
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Has the problem been fixed?
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Has the problem been fixed?
Yes, it was fixed almost right away.
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