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Sophos Flags Itself

Sophos users thought they were protected for another cycle after updating their antivirus cycle. So why, they wondered, were security warnings going off like in the end of a James Bond movie?

It seems that Sophos suddenly thought its own software was malware.

For one machine, this is a nuisance. When you are an admin and you are getting alerts from hundreds of presumably infected computers, that's a nightmare.

Sophos is bending over backwards to apologize and has already updated the update to stop the false alarms.

I put this in the honest mistake category. Am I in too good a mood, or does Sophos really deserve a pass on this one? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/21/2012 at 1:19 PM


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