U.S. agency warns of security bug in Symantec’s anti-virus software

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal agency issued a security alert over a vulnerability in Symantec Corp's anti-virus software that allows attackers to remotely control affected computers. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said in an alert issued to the security industry on Tuesday that it was a "very serious event." The agency also advised customers to update their anti-virus software using two patches issued by Symantec.

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