Symantec Got Sued From Their Dodgy Updates

by Lee

The Register has reported that a Chinese person named Liu Shihui, has attempted to sue Symantec for damage on his computer. A few weeks ago, Symantec has released a signature update which wrongly identifies two critical system files on computers that are running Windows operating systems.

It is reckoned to be the first of its kind in China according to the article. Symantec has a limited warranty so security experts thinks that he is unlikely to win his case.

Phil Higgins of Brookcourts Solutions said “Obviously I’m no expert in Chinese law, but here in the West, an action of this type is unlikely to succeed because of the warranty conditions that IT vendors normally apply to their software.”

Source: The Register



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