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McAfee Anti-fraud Researcher Charged With Fraud

McAfee Anti-fraud Researcher Charged With Fraud

Hacker Safe?  We're guessing that applies only to web sites, not securities fraud.

One of the researchers behind ScanAlert, the "Hacker Safe" certification company McAfee recently acquired, is facing fraud charges in Indiana.

Brett Oliphant, whose title had been vice president of security services before the Napa, California, company was acquired by McAfee in January, is facing 11 counts of securities fraud in transactions that allegedly brought in more than US$1.215 million.

Oliphant and his brother Bryan were charged in December. Their trial is set for Nov. 18 at the Elkhart County Superior Court in Indiana.

ScanAlert built technology for auditing and then certifying Web sites as "Hacker Safe." McAfee paid $54.9 million for the company in January and has since renamed the certification service "McAfee Safe."


Ironic is barely sufficient to describe this.
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Once again, not another surprising conviction. McAfee has always had very poorly coded software and their parent company (CA) is no better. I really hope they get their act together though. The AV market does need competition.

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AVG Antivirus Free Edition available right HERE! Stick out tongue

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Super Dave:
AVG Antivirus Free Edition available right HERE! Stick out tongue

HAHA! Almost lost my drink on that one! Coke thru the nose burns! : )

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entermymatrix03:

Super Dave:
AVG Antivirus Free Edition available right HERE! Stick out tongue

HAHA! Almost lost my drink on that one! Coke thru the nose burns! : )



remember no drugs :-p

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lol superdave. avg is good but it has alot of false-positives. i personally dont use anti-virus since i trust all the sites i go to, plus firewalls. i do do scans around once ever week or so but i definatly hate mcafee and symantic (too resource hungry and buggy!) i use eset.

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