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Archive for Thursday, April 22, 2010

Software woes strike KU Hospital system

April 22, 2010

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A security update from McAfee antivirus software caused some computers at Kansas University Hospital to go down from about 11 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A hospital spokesman said systems overseeing patient care were not affected, though many tasks, such as looking up medical records, took longer while the problem was being resolved.

In a blog on the company’s website, McAfee officials said that the faulty update affected Windows computers, and estimated that it affected less than one-half of 1 percent of its global consumer base and enterprise accounts.

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