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2012-10-25 07:36:05

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A notification program began today, as ordered by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the "Court"), to alert people who purchased Norton antivirus software from Symantec Corporation ("Symantec") about a proposed class action settlement. This settlement resolves a lawsuit over whether Symantec Corporation ("Symantec") improperly charged customers for the automatic renewal of a prior Norton software subscription...

2012-04-25 06:27:37

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) and Facebook announced a partnership to help protect Facebook users and make the web a safer place to connect with friends and family. As a member of the Facebook AV Marketplace, Norton will provide Facebook users with a six-month trial to the award-winning Norton AntiVirus 2012. Norton will also work with Facebook to detect and alert users to potentially malicious URLs on the site, helping to...

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...

2011-10-10 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) released the public beta of version 6.0 of its award-winning all-in-one security suite Norton 360. The beta is available for free download from the Norton beta website, and includes the powerful core security technology found in Norton Internet Security 2012, in addition to enhanced PC tuneup and backup capabilities. The Norton 360 beta is designed to deliver the strongest, most comprehensive...

2011-09-07 02:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today released Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus 2012 and announced several new products, all of which further its Norton Everywhere initiative to protect consumers everywhere they go - across locations, platforms, devices and digital experiences. The company is delivering on the initiative with mobile and cloud-based technology, including new features in the Norton 2012 products and...

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...