Symantec - the popular computer protector - may actually help hackers, feds warn
...Computer security experts have long voiced concerns that cybersecurity software is riddled with flaws. Researchers often focus lots of attention to spot mistakes in popular computer programs, but they devote little time to strengthening the popular software used as protection.
Symantec is no exception.
"By installing their software you're actually making yourself less secure. There's an irony in that," said Jack Daniel, a computer security expert in Massachusetts.
Symantec said it has not yet seen hackers exploiting these bugs to enter people's computers. But in the computer world, that could mean that no one's been caught.