Scammers use Symantec, DNS holes to push adware

Tuesday, 8 March 2005, 10:29 AM EST

Online scam artists are manipulating the Internet's directory service and taking advantage of a hole in some Symantec products to trick Internet users into installing adware and other annoying programs on their computers, according to an Internet security monitoring organization.

Customer who use older versions of Symantec's Gateway Security Appliance and Enterprise Firewall are being hit by Domain Name System so-called poisoning attacks.

By Paul Roberts at InfoWorld.

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