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Symantec says it's safe to use pcAnywhere again

Last week Symantec told some 50,000 pcAnywhere users to stop using the software until it could fix a critical security flaw. Those patches are now available, and the company is offering free upgrades to anyone using older, unsupported versions.

January 30, 2012

A fifth MS Word zero-day?

Virus trackers at Symantec have raised an alert for what is believed to be a fifth unpatched -- and previously unknown -- security flaw affecting Microsoft Word.

January 30, 2007 by

EMC dodges 'death spiral' with RSA buy

EMC's recent acquisition of digital security specialist RSA has enabled it to avoid the "death spiral" that competitor Symantec has fallen into, according to its VP of information security.Dennis Hoffman told ZDNet Australia he studied Symantec's acquisition strategy and discovered a fundamental flaw, which he believes EMC has dodged by acquiring RSA -- instead of a number of small security players.

October 23, 2006 by

As Windows becomes harder to crack, could virus writers start to target hardware?

On August 25th, security firm Symantec engineers announced they had discovered a virus that leveraged a flaw in the AMD64 CPU. This virus, called W32/W64.Bounds, was capable of binding itself to Windows executables in such a way that made it hard to detect. However, it's now been shown that this virus doesn't have anything to do with in AMD CPUs, but instead with the X86-64 instruction set itself. But could this be a sign of things to come?

September 5, 2006 by

Microsoft warns about Flash flaw

Microsoft sent out a "critical" alert for a flaw in Adobe's Macromedia Flash player, a first. Also, Apple repairs dozens of flaws, Symantec battles Microsoft, FBI has no time for ID theft, and MySpace hijacked for fame and gain.

May 12, 2006 by

'High' risk in Symantec antivirus software flaw

Symantec's antivirus software contains a vulnerability that could be exploited by a malicious hacker to take control of a system, the company said late on Tuesday.According to Symantec, the bug, which affects a range of the company's security products, is a "high" risk.

December 21, 2005 by

Patch our products because the viruses are coming: Symantec

Symantec has warned its customers to patch or upgrade their security products because of a recently discovered vulnerability that could actually help malware writers execute virus code on apparently 'protected' systems.The flaw affects the majority of Symantec's enterprise and consumer security products - including antivirus, antispam and even firewalls - and can be exploited using a specially crafted virus or Web page.

February 9, 2005 by

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