According to security firm McAfee’s ‘2011 Threats Predictions’, recently published by the L. A. Times, the coming year will witness an increase in cyber-attacks against Apple devices. The report by McAfee researchers states that the key targets of hacking attacks in 2011 will largely be the most talked about online platforms like the Apple iPhone, Google TV, and foursquare.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, citing anonymous sources and questionnaire supposedly being circulated by European Union (EU) investigators, the materialization of the high-profile acquisition of security-software specialist McAfee by bigwig chipmaker Intel will apparently be delayed due to close scrutiny by European officials.
Many McAfee VirusScan Enterprise consumers, who are using Windows XP SP3, had their svchost. exe flagged as malicious.
The most appalling disclosure was exposed by Ed Bott at ZDNet, stating that McAfee has confessed to its clients that it followed inferior quality guarantee processes in this matter.
The mistakenly termed part of Windows as virus, by a security update has created problems for thousands of PCs globally.
The PCs started to restart endlessly after this update was ended across by security firm McAfee, corporate customers of which have been found to be the worst hit, while some reported problems.
The accusations made by Google and McAfee, that malicious software had been used to spy on tens of thousands of Vietnamese web users, have been rejected by Vietnam.
The anti-Government blogs and websites were being targeted by the software, according to the companies. McAfee claimed that the perpetrators of the attacks may have allegiance to the country's Government.
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