a diagnostic patch "PIFTS.exe" targeting Norton
Internet Security and Norton Antivirus 2006 & 2007 users on March 9, 2009.
This patch was released for approximately 3 hours (4:30 - 7:40 PM
March 9, 2009 Pacific Time). In a case of human error, the patch was
released by Symantec "unsigned", which caused the firewall user prompt for
this file to access the Internet. The firewall alert for the patch caused
understandable concern for users and began to be reported back to Symantec.
Releasing a patch unsigned is an extremely rare occurrence that does not
pose any security ...