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Symantec Offers $50,000 To Keep Source Code Private
2012-02-07 10:32:04

Members of hacking network Anonymous released an email thread Monday claiming that Symantec Corporation offered $50,000 in return for promising to keep the source code tied to its PCAnywhere and Norton Antivirus tools private. That deal, however, fell through, according to the AnonymousIRC Twitter account (http://twitter.com/anonymousirc), and the group said the code will be released for free to the Internet at large. CNET received confirmation from Symantec that it had offered to pay...

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2012-01-26 14:20:50

In an official announcement on its website, the Internet security giant Symantec advised customers to stop using its pcAnywhere software amid fears related to a recent security breach. The company explained in a web post that a group of Indian hackers had stolen old source code, exposing the remote access program to increased security risks. A statement on its website recommended that users disable the program “until Symantec releases a final set of software updates that resolve...

Symantec Says Source Code Stolen In 2006
2012-01-18 12:25:27

Symantec said on Tuesday that the hackers who obtained a portion of the security software's source code did so in a 2006 attack. The security software maker said in a statement that hackers have source code for Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton SystemWorks, and PCAnywhere from 2006. "Upon investigation of the claims made by Anonymous regarding source code disclosure, Symantec believes that the disclosure was the result of a theft of source code that...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) is marking the one year anniversary of its Norton Everywhere "Beyond-the-PC" initiative, introducing new partnerships and product updates that help deliver Norton protection across locations, devices and digital experiences. Today, Norton is announcing partners including OneWifi, Hi-Tech Sound, The WiFi Company, KDDI Corporation and T-Mobile Austria, all of which are leveraging Norton mobile solutions to...

2011-04-15 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) released the 2012 beta versions of the award-winning Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security, which are now available for free download from the Norton beta website. The Norton 2012 betas improve on performance and protection in what are already the industry's fastest and lightest security products(1). They include key security enhancements, including the ability to assess the safety and...

2011-02-16 09:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As evidenced by the new Norton Cybercrime Index, which launched today and tracks and warns people about cybercrime risks, online crime takes place daily all over the world. Last year, Symantec discovered 286 million distinct threats, an average of nine new threats every second, targeting consumer, corporate and government computers. Given the massive growth in threats, consumers need the strongest, most comprehensive protection to...


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