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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 01 August 2006 12:22
McAfee patches holes in security software
By Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: August 1, 2006, 10:40 AM PDT

McAfee has patched flaws in its SecurityCenter software that could have let intruders gain remote control of PCs.

The software maker sent out the SecurityCenter 7.0 update to address the vulnerabilities in the consumer package. Systems could be compromised remotely if the user clicks on a link to a malicious Web site, according to a security bulletin posted by McAfee on Monday.

The problems relate to SecurityCenter 4.3 through 6.0.22, the company said. Consumers who prefer to stay with these older versions should expect to receive a security patch from McAfee on Wednesday. Enterprise versions of the software were not affected by the flaws, McAfee noted.

SecurityCenter is designed to provide people with information on the security status of their system with one click of a mouse. It is geared toward consumers and small businesses.

"SecurityCenter is a consumer product, so the level of defense is less than a corporate network," said Mike Puterbaugh, a spokesman for eEye Digital Security, which discovered and reported the flaw to McAfee

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