McAfee has acknowledged that a vulnerability in its SaaS Endpoint Protection Suite seems to be allowing spammers to leverage users' computers for sending spam.
"'We are aware of the issue and have both threat analytics and development teams diligently analyzing the problem and possible solutions,' the company said in a statement," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills.
"The problem was reported by McAfee customers on the Web who complained that their e-mails were being blocked by e-mail providers and their IP addresses were being blacklisted for sending spam," Mills writes. "The problem appears to be in the RumorServer Service myAgtSvc.exe, McAfee Peer Distribution Service, which is part of McAfee SaaS Endpoint Protection Suite, previously known as Total Protection Service, according to the Kaamar Blog."
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