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Symantec LiveUpdate
From: "Javier Sanchez" <jsanchez157 () hotmail com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 12:14:50 -0500

Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition includes LiveUpdate. LiveUpdate stores Username and Password information in cleartext in the registry. Depending on your implementation, you may not need LiveUpdate installed at all on your clients.

I brought this to Symantec's attention months ago. Since then a new version of LiveUpdate has been released. The information is still not encrypted.

Any user with the client installed can run "regedit" search for "password" and viola!

Here's a "fix":
Paste the following into a .reg file (i.e. nav.reg) and push it out to your clients via login script or whatever:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\LiveUpdateSource]
"Login"=-
"Password"=-





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