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2009-09-03 05:55:00

Hackers and even possibly law enforcement agencies have a disturbing new cyber crime tool. A new virus allows them to listen in on voice conversations through the computer rather than a phone line. A new "Trojan horse" virus that records Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls through the popular Skype service, now gives the ability to eavesdrop. Skype is a software application that allows the users to make free or low-cost voice calls between computers or from a computer to a phone. At...

2009-07-21 07:23:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods, today released "The Software Supply Chain Integrity Framework: Defining Risks and Responsibilities for Securing Software in the Global Supply Chain." The paper outlines the first...

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2009-06-11 12:45:00

Symantec Corp is looking to expand its consumer business beyond its line of Norton security products. Helped along by the world's biggest PC maker, Hewlett-Packard, the company plans to sell its online backup services on all of HP's new computers, Reuters reported. HP will now ship all the personal computers it sells to consumers with preloaded Symantec software that offers subscription to an Internet-based PC backup service, Symantec said on Thursday. Consumers will be offered a one-month...

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2009-06-11 05:50:00

Free anti-virus products by makers like Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc are facing new competition as Microsoft Corp is set to introduce a similar new product, Reuters reported.  A spokesman for the world's largest software maker said it is running a preliminary version of the product with its own employees first.  However, he added, Microsoft would make a trial version, or product beta, available on its website, but did not offer an exact date.  The New York Stock exchange...

2009-05-19 13:33:00

Enrique Salem, President and CEO, Symantec Corp; Steve Rubinow, CIO, NYSE Euronext; Larry Bonfante, CIO, US Tennis Association/US Open; and Senator Bill Bradley to Speak FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a division of United Business Media, today unveiled the keynote speakers for the 2009 VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, which will bring together North America's top information technology (IT) solution providers on June 2 in New York City. Enrique Salem,...

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2009-05-13 06:39:17

On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp announced that hackers are seeking to exploit its PowerPoint presentation software. The company has released a patch for Windows PC users as protection. The company also added that a version of PowerPoint for Apple Inc's Mac computer is also vulnerable, although they do not believe hackers are attempting to attack it. Microsoft, the world's number 1 software maker, called the threat "critical." According to Symantec Corp, the world's top maker of security software,...

2009-04-20 10:00:00

New Paper Offers a Framework for Corporate Training Programs on Secure Software Development ARLINGTON, Va. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- (RSA Conference) -- The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods, today released a paper outlining a framework for corporate...

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2009-04-14 12:50:00

A new study by security software maker Symantec Corp. has shown that demand and prices remain stable for stolen credit cards, Social Security numbers and other private information, The Associated Press reported. The Symantec report and another study from Gartner Inc., due to be released Tuesday, said that the recession has inspired new scams targeting people who are worried about work and their finances. Alfred Huger, vice president of Symantec Security Response, said there's no pricing...

2009-03-12 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ceres President Mindy Lubber today announced that three new companies -- Gap Inc., eBay Inc. and Symantec Corp. -- have joined a new business coalition, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP). The coalition is calling for strong U.S. climate and energy policies in 2009 to spur clean energy and reduce global warming pollution. The new members were announced at a policy discussion this morning of founding members of the...

2009-02-03 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif. and CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leading search engine Ask.com, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) with 76 million monthly unique users, and Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), whose Norton brand is the world's security market share leader for consumer software and services, today announced a multi-year, strategic partnership to deliver the best answers and even safer search results on the Web. Together, Ask.com and Symantec developed Safe...


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