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Update: Alleged Source Code Thieves Attempt to Extort Symantec

February 06, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Anonymous-aligned hacker YamaTough, the spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, falsely accused Symantec of attempting to bribe the group in order to prevent the release of source code for the company's PCanywhere product, among others...

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Symantec Identifies Polymorphic Android App Malware

February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers at Symantec have identified a crafty Trojan targeting Android devices which slightly modifies its code every time the malware is downloaded, a called server-side polymorphism, which makes it more difficult to detect by signature-based antivirus software defenses...

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Security: Failing Gracefully, or Just Failing?

February 01, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

We’re pretty good at if-then analysis for controls in security. Let’s turn it around though and start thinking if-then in the negative sense. Prevention tools and processes need to fail gracefully and lead us into detection and response mode...

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When a Tool Becomes a Weapon

February 01, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward

The Metasploit Project is an extremely valuable tool. However, a recent development which was revealed demonstrates just how easily the Metasploit Framework can be used to develop malicious payloads that avoid detection by the usual Anti-Virus and Firewall software...

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Symantec: Too Many Doubts - Disable pcAnywhere Software

January 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

"At this time, Symantec recommends disabling the product until Symantec releases a final set of software updates that resolve currently known vulnerability risks," Symantec said in the white paper...

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Five Ways to Revamp Your Home-Based Business Security

January 26, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

No matter how small your operation, or even if you only occasionally work from home, clients trust you to protect their data — and laws in 46 states requires that you do so. Businesses must notify clients whose information is compromised, and notification can be costly...

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The 2006 Theft of Symantec's Source Code - Response and Repercussions

January 26, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Symantec has acknowledged that source code for multiple products was stolen in 2006. The worst part is that Symantec was clueless about the theft of its own source code for almost six years, which means that thousands of customers were clueless as well...

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Necessary Security Updates for 2012

January 24, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Never before have so many criminals been so organized across borders as they are today. The Internet has spawned international crime syndicates of the best criminal minds who seek to take from you, your government, and all the merchants we rely on to provide products and services...

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The Death of Antivirus Software

January 23, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Who needs an anti-virus? If I have a solid operating system like Ubuntu 11.10, IP tables, good control of the services on my notebook and practice safe email, why should I add additional layers of content security and feed the Symantec stock price?

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Symantec: What Went Wrong?

January 19, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews

Where the rubber meets the road: I am a firm believer that security systems should be able to hold up to open scrutiny but often I’m alone in that. If this code leak really makes Symantec’s software useless for securing systems I would contend they’re doing it wrong...

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Symantec: The Inconvenient Truth Behind the Data Breach

January 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Initially, Symantec spokesman Cris Paden said the hackers had stolen only the source code of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec AntiVirus 10.2, minimizing the seriousness of the breach. The situation has now changed dramatically...

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Symantec Hacked in 2006? Claim Raises More Questions

January 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Symantec now claims that the company's own networks were in fact breached back in 2006, leading to the loss of proprietary product data: "...an investigation into the matter had revealed that the company's networks had indeed been compromised"...

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Hacker to Release Symantec's PCAnywhere Source Code

January 16, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

YamaTough, spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, informed Infosec Island of plans to release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere. The release is to be made prior to the threatened exposure of the full source code for the Norton antivirus...

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Symantec Norton AV Hack: Some Further Considerations

January 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The information was obtained by hacking India's military computer network. The Indian intelligence agencies were in possession of the source code thanks to an agreement with Symantec. The source code seems to be part of the Norton Antivirus version 2006...

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Symantec Gets Pwn3d: The Fallout

January 06, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

YamaTough provided Infosec Island with compelling evidence that he did indeed have the secret sauce and planned to release it in order to embarrass Symantec over Indian government policies towards obtaining source code to eavesdrop on cell phones and other communications...

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Is It Really the Norton AV Source Code?

January 06, 2012 Added by:Keith Mendoza

The best part, the archive file that YamaTough floated does not contain any code that does the actual scanning for viruses. That's the good news, now for the part that would keep me awake tonight if I were a developer in the Norton Anti-virus team...

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