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Is it a Norton or an AOL phishing scam?

Is it a Norton or an AOL phishing scam?

A recent phishing scam targets Norton users... or is that AOL users?

It seems the cybercriminals can't quite decide.

Hackers fail to extort $50,000 from Symantec, as pcAnywhere source code is published

Hackers fail to extort $50,000 from Symantec, as pcAnywhere source code is published

Symantec has confirmed that source code of an old version of pcAnywhere has been published on the net by hackers, as claims are made that the data thieves tried to extort $50,000 from the security firm.

Symantec: Stop using pcAnywhere, right now

Stop using PcAnywhere

Symantec has admitted that blueprints for current versions of its pcAnywhere software were stolen in 2006 and that all users are at risk of attack and should pull the plug.

Symantec source code breach saga continues

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The wrangle between Indian cybercrew The Lords of Dhamaraja and Symantec over a source code breach in 2006 continues.

Whatever happened, the fact remains: this was a cybercrime and the "hackers" are the crooks.

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus source code exposed by hackers

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus source code exposed by hackers

A hacking group has gained access to some of the source code for Symantec's anti-virus product, that they claim they stole from Indian government servers.

Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus - there's good and bad news

Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus - there's good and bad news

Microsoft will ship Windows 8 with built-in anti-virus software.

Which is good news. And bad news. To find out who for, read on..

Intel sells anti-virus business, waits 12 years, buys anti-virus business

Intel sells anti-virus business, waits 12 years, buys anti-virus business

The big news in the IT security industry today is the announcement that Intel plans to acquire McAfee for a jaw-dropping $7.68 billion. Yes, that's "billion". Oh to have such pocket money. Of course, those of us with long memories Read more…

A sparkling Crystal Anniversary

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I was as pleased as Punch when the news broke that Apax Partners were buying a majority interest in Sophos. I very recently celebrated fifteen years at Sophos, so this turned out to be a fantastic anniversary treat for me. Read more…

Never seem to find the time

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"...Every year is getting shorter. Never seem to find the time..." 2010 has already given us the facetiously-named Y2.01K Bug, following the appearance of date-related calculation flaws in the very sorts of application you might reasonably expect not to display Read more…

TV station finds failing to renew its anti-virus subscription can be really embarrassing

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Failing to renew your anti-virus subscription isn't just bad for security, it can also leave you looking a little silly. Here's what happened to a FOX TV station in the States, when it failed to renew its copy of Norton Read more…

Malware authors jump on the PIFTS.EXE bandwagon

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It looks like the bad guys are proving that once again they aren't slow to leap on an opportunity. With parts of the internet flustering over the Symantec / PIFTS.EXE debacle, hackers have set out to poison search engines in Read more…

The mystery of Symantec and PIFTS.EXE

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The internet is full of babble today - and a fair amount of conspiracy theories - after users of Symantec's Norton anti-virus products began to see firewall alerts asking them if they wanted to trust a program called PIFTS.EXE. Hundreds Read more…

InfoWorld tests McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro and Check Point

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InfoWorld has published an in-depth test of computer security products from McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro, Check Point and - of course - Sophos. InfoWorld's conclusion was that "Sophos Endpoint Security and Control covers all important bases regarding to client security Read more…

AVG, NOD32, Trend Micro, Sophos and Symantec: Who is the best?

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IT guy Daryl Hunter is responsible for securing PCs and Macs from malware attacks, and had been a long term customer of Norton/Symantec anti-virus products. After having some problems with updates he began a search for a replacement product. He's Read more…

Spammed banking malware masquerading as Symantec software

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Earlier this morning, we noticed Portuguese spam messages attempting to dupe victims into downloading and installing a fake Symantec product. The spam messages were constructed using two images hosted on the popular imageshack.us site. As usual for spammed links, despite Read more…

Free Norton AntiVirus? Hackers disguise fake product to spread Trojan

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Many consumers will have heard of Norton AntiVirus, a security product from Symantec which comes in a familiar yellow box. In the old days it used to have a picture of Peter Norton on the packaging, with his arms crossed Read more…