The fox watching the henhouse?

The fox watching the henhouse?

Summary: eWeek: Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious files on computers.

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eWeek:

Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious files on computers.

News.com has the story too:  Symantec provides hiding place for hackers.  One issue that was never sufficiently vetted was how most of the security vendors gave a hall pass to the Sony BMG rootkit.  Who makes these decisions?

Topic: Symantec

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  • They were doing it too

    The security companies can't really get on Sony's case if their own products are using similar functions.
    If they did, and it came out that they were doing to exact same thing, they would be seen as hypocrites.
    Leria