updated 09:10 am EST, Thu December 22, 2005
Symantec NAV exploit found
After attempts earlier this year to encourage Mac users to that all versions of Norton Anti-Virus (NAV), including the version for Mac OS X, contain the security vulnerability and has yet to issue a patch to fix the issue; however it has updated its scanning signatures to look for applications that try to exploit the vulnerability, according to the report.
The columnist, however, considers the irony in the 'protection' offered to Mac users against a perceived set of security threats: "As the owner of a Powerbook I am faced with a dilemma. Do I pay AU$118.15 for a flawed 'security' application that is designed to protect me from threats that do not seem to exist; or do I take sensible precautions like keeping my computer behind a firewall and staying up to date with OS X patches?"