Each and every one of us goofs up every day – the only difference is that for most of us it doesn’t make international headlines.
Security firm Webroot drops a clanger when it declared Windows was malicious and borked customers’ PCs, millennials are streaming a lot of movies illegally, and blackmailers are targeting members of the Ashley Madison cheating site again.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.
It’s 2017, and anti-virus products still goof up like this…
David Bisson reports.
Sophos false alarms on Winlogon.exe, causing chaos for some users.
Thanks to those folks who have been in touch today and last Friday, letting me know that Gmail was flagging my daily “GCHQ” newsletter as suspicious.
It looks like Gmail is false alarming because I talked about lotteries… damn! did it again…
Hopefully this is a false alarm.
Let’s hope it gets fixed soon, because boy oh boy it’s going to be inconvenient.
Microsoft Security Essentials false alarms on the Bitcoin Blockchain, warning of a DOS virus that’s over 25 years old.
Sometimes I feel like hitting my head against a brick wall when folks can’t tell the difference between a scam and a *warning* about a scam.
Thankfully, on this occasion, there is a happy ending.