A flawed update for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise took down an unknown number of corporate systems running Windows XP Service Pack 3 on Wednesday. According to reports, the faulty update caused affected computers to display an error message or a blue screen and to repeatedly reboot. "McAfee is aware that a number of corporate customers may have incurred a false positive error due to incorrect malware alerts," McAfee said in a statement. “The faulty update was quickly removed from all McAfee download servers, preventing any further impact on customers.” The security giant apologized for the blunder and issued a fix. It is unknown how many users were affected by the glitch. — AM
Vulnerable SSH servers could be compromised to secure private RSA host keys through a new passive attack method that involves the observation of computational faults during the signing process that exposes the private keys, The Hacker News reports.
BleepingComputer reports that widely used 3D computer graphics software suite Blender has been impacted by site outages due to distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been ongoing since the weekend.