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Malwarebytes cripples thousands of computers with faulty software security

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Toyman, Apr 18, 2013.


  1. Toyman

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    http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2262...omputers-with-faulty-software-security-update

     

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  2. FL Airedale

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    Oops!

    I'm sure glad I didn't download that one.
     

  3. Toyman

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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.
     
  4. GenX

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    That's dedication! Kudos to you

     
  5. rednoved

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    Glad it didn't happen to me.
     
  6. Linux3

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    Me too.
    I'm fine.
     
  7. DAIadvisor

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    Small price to pay for years and years of protection they offered.
     
  8. jdeere_man

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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.
     
  9. GlockFanWA

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    One gaff won't stop me from using or recommending it.
     
  10. RDW

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    Has the problem been fixed?​
     
  11. Toyman

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    Yes, it was fixed almost right away.
     
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