Symantec, Norton & McAfee all Admit their Software is Hackable

January 20, 2012 | By Editor

Confession may be good for the soul. But it certainly isn’t good for the millions of poor souls using your “hackable” Internet Security products.

You can’t make this stuff up! Within days of Symantec’s and Norton’s embarrassing “hacker-breach” announcement, a spokesman for McAfee has stepped forward to admit that they too have discovered a flaw in McAfee SaaS. A flaw that makes McAfee’s claim of Total Protection, well….less than totally true.

Here it is in black and white. Dateline – January 19, 2012. Reuters Science & Technology Editor Jim Finkle reports: “The flaw was in a piece of software that McAfee customers install on their PCs. The flaw could enable hackers to send spam from machines of McAfee SaaS for Total Protection customers. Company engineers were working to fix the bug.

We hope so! In fact, for the sake of the millions of McAfee Internet Security Software users out there, we hope those engineers consider fixing a lot more than THIS bug. After all, in the latest Matousec Proactive Security Challenge, McAfee Software only scored 3% out of 100%. A score that earned them no more than a rating of “POOR” from Matousec.

Meanwhile Comodo Internet Security Premium, which also endured Matousec’s latest gauntlet of 110 grueling tests, took top honors with a score of 94%.

Are you a user of Norton or McAfee Internet Security Technology? Or perhaps one of the many other brand names that spend millions hyping products with bombastic claims that, lately, seem to leave you and your PC holding the bag?

Then consider this from Comodo President and CEO MelihAbdulhayoglu:

Comodo is all about SCIENCE. Never hype. We devote ourselves to achieving technological advances, not devising fancy advertising campaigns. Comodo R&D is relentless, and our developers are top-notch. They never stop searching for the best way to apply the latest technology. And if that doesn’t satisfy them, they simply invent what’s needed themselves. This is why we’ve reached revered cult status among knowledgeable Internet Security Software users the world over. And it’s why we’re the ONLY Internet Security Software developer with enough confidence in our products to offer buyers a $500 Virus-Free Guarantee.”

McAfee and Norton users, we’re here for you. Just visit our website and you’ll see.

Comodo. Science Not Hype.

– Glenn Scheuer

To find out more, simply visit Comodo.com/home/internet-security/internet-security-pro.php

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    Comments

    rumiguru January 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Comodo products are 1st class and I fell well protected from being hacked..

    Reply
    soroush July 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    comodo best in the world.

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    Ivan August 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    As I always say “just because you make it hack-proof doesn’t mean that hackers can’t hack it” they will always find a way around even the toughest security softwares like COMODO,Kaspersky, and others.I have used Comodo for about a year now and I have always like it. I have also used other security software. The great thing about Comodo is it really cares about the consumer…the little people(to other security company your just another paycheck). Thank you Comodo

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    Klaudia September 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Why do users still read news papers when
    in this technological globe the everything is available on net?

    Reply
      Kevin Judge September 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Newspapers are dying and the internet is killing it.
      When I was young, some of the great newspapers in my area (Northern NJ) died due to competition with TV news and high labor costs.
      Great papers I grew up reading like the New York Journal-American, New York Herald Tribute and Newark Evening News folded. I loved the Washington Star when I was in college, but that folded up in that era.

      Then surviving newspapers have far fewer editions than they used to and readership has dwindled. I was a newspaper junkie when I was a kid, but I can’t recall the last time I bought one. It was very interesting that the Washington Post Corporation recently sold the historic Washington Post newspaper to Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame. He says he is committed to revitalizing the paper edition, but the odds seem to be against hime

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    get likes on facebook page October 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I think that what you posted was very logical. However, think on
    this, what if you were to write a killer headline? I mean, I don’t want
    to tell you how to run your website, but what
    if you added something that makes people want more? I mean No sooner have Symantec
    and Norton had to admit their Internet Security Software
    has been “hackable” for six years, than McAfee has had to
    admit their software also lacks the security to keep hackers out!

    – The Comodo Security Corner is kinda vanilla. You ought to glance at Yahoo’s home page and watch how they create post titles to grab viewers interested.
    You might try adding a video or a picture or two to get readers excited about what you’ve
    written. In my opinion, it could make your website
    a little livelier.

    Reply
    Jurgen Blick October 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I agree with this comment

    Reply

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