Norton AntiVirus source code leaked to hackers?

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  1. steve1955

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    They're good at trying to take attention but we still don't know whether source code is old or new and if new, then this question come into mind: how much source code was leaked ? And how does this affect Symantec’s Norton products ? Simply we don't know.
    Symantec only confirms that source code used in older enterprise products has been accessed, and says the code involved is four and five years old that does not affect Symantec’s Norton products.
     
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    bye bye norton , i uninstall it and i will download kaspersky
     
  5. oliverjia

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    I believe same thing happened to Kaspersky several years back. I wouldn't make a big fuss about this and will stick with SEP 12.1

     
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    You're overreacting a bit. NAV2006 has very little to none in common with NAV2012...
     
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    wasn't several years back it was about 3 lol
    One thing to remember these so called hacker groups try to make anything they get their paws on to be far more significant than it usually is,they seek kudos from other groups/people in their community,they like to be seen as "the man"
     
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    Symantec admits: "Hackers stole the source code"



    Symantec issues a warning and recognizes that the source code for several of the company's security software has been stolen by hackers.






    Security company Symantec backed down yesterday from the previous statement regarding the theft of its source. Now Symantec recognizes that the source code for several of its major products has been stolen by hackers.

    In a statement to Reuters notifies Symantec that hackers managed to break into the corporate network and was thus the source code for some of its products.

    Two weeks ago, Symantec denied that the company first victim of a hacker attack, and stated then that there was another company affected. Then claimed an Indian hacker group calling itself the Lords of Dharmaraja to have succeeded in stealing source of Symantec.

    Symantec said then that it only dealt with the source code to Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Antivirus 10.2, two enterprise applications that are between five and six years old. Symantec said then also the programs updated regularly and the stolen source code has no impact on customer safety.

    Yesterday, Symantec acknowledged, however, that the source code for Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton Utilities, Norton GoBack, and pcAnywhere stolen. Some of the programs are Symantec's best-seller in security software.

    Hacker group Lords of Dharmaraja promised earlier that it will release more than a gigabyte of source code for Norton Antivirus. Now it seems as if the group has repented.

    ¬ - We have decided not to release the source code to the public before we get the most out of it. First we will use the code to create attacks and exploit security holes, uppav hacking group in a message on Twitter on Monday.

    Hacker group announced that it will release the source code of pcAnywhere so that hackers can use the code for the attacks.

    Symantec has acknowledged that users of pcAnywhere are at increased risk because of hackers activities.

    - We are currently contacting all our customers using pcAnywhere and try to inform them of the situation and how they can protect themselves, said Symantec spokesman, Cris Paden.


    Taken from Sweden Newspaper named www.idg.se
     
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    any updates regarding this code leakage?
     
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    no updates on this topic yet.
     
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    what's happened to this group releasing the code etc.?hot air?
     
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    IIRC - I think back when Symantec started with Norton 360 version 1, they began to write a new code, called the Genesis Progect or something like that. And later that code was used for NAV and NIS.
     
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    i feel they dont have any problem of norton internet security 2012, i think only problem with 2006 or 2007 i dont know
    so i return again to nis 2012
    if im wrong plz tell me thanx
     
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    I don't think there is going to be any problem with the new norton products, such as norton 2009-2012
     
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    Fighting at censorship..., by uncovering and releasing vital information of security software used by your government.
     
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    and that is helpful in what way?especially considering it also releases info on security apps used by the folk who you're trying to get censorship laws/rules changed for?:-I think its more to do with criminality and these guys were trying to line their own pockets by holding Symantec and corporate clients their products protect to ransom,seems not to have worked though
     
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    That's a good idea! I recommended the same to my friends and colleagues.
     
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    don't you like them?
     
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    I'm just saying what I believe is their purpose. How helpful depends on the government and security vendor.
     
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    you actually believe that these groups are really interested in things like that?Sorry but I don't think any of them have the "wider good" in mind when they attempt such things,its all done to a view of exploiting things for themselves
     
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    That's the only explanation for their statements, other than outright lies. The government and Norton aren't exactly innocent either.
     
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