According to reports, Chinese officials no longer approve the use of the two anti-virus software vendors.
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The traditional antivirus is "dead" and "doomed to failure," Symantec's information security chief declares. Quelle surprise, considering Norton is fading into oblivion. But what next?
The scale of the Cryptolocker threat is disputable. It's the psychology that is truly frightening.
Although organised online crime has largely been considered to be state sponsored, Symantec now claims that it has uncovered a highly organised 50- to 100-strong hacking group in China that can be hired out to conduct attacks globally.
There are many good Windows security suites on the market. The 2014 editions of Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 are among them.
Before heaping all of the blame on cyber criminal methods, perhaps we should all step back and take some responsibility for security failures too.
Many small businesses struggle to cope with internet security and are refusing to trade online as a result.
Cybercriminals are distracting banks and other businesses with a DDoS attack while they quietly lay siege to sensitive data on the network, which they can use for credit card cloning and other fraud.
The security company has recently closed a funding round which it will use to add to its workforce - with new recruits potentially facing a very interesting job interview
Symantec announced at its Next@Norton event that it will be moving to version-less software for its consumer products in the coming months, with new features deployed to customers, without the need to upgrade to a new version.
Online scammers are switching from spam email to social-media attacks in the hunt for victims, according to security company Symantec's latest threat report
Scammers and spammers have changed tack and are now moving to social media to look for better victims according to Symantec's first quarter threat report.
Anonymous has released what appears to be the source code from Norton Antivirus 2006, in what could be a seriously damaging exercise for Symantec.
Hackers have targeted supporters of the Anonymous hacktivist group with a version of the Slowloris denial-of-service attack tool that loads the Zeus banking Trojan, according to security company Symantec.Anonymous supporters began to be deceived into downloading and installing Zeus botnet clients via a corrupted Pastebin link on 20 January, Symantec said in a blog post on Friday.
An Anonymous-associated hacker says the source code is for Symantec's PCAnywhere remote access software, and the activist has threatened to publish code for Norton Antivirus 'within seven hours'
As part of a sting operation, Symantec told a hacker group that it would pay $50,000 to keep the source code off the Internet.
Symantec has today confirmed that email correspondence between the company and a hacker, in which the company attempted to confirm the theft of its source code and offer US$50,000 to stop it from appearing online, did actually occur.
Symantec, along with other companies, is reporting it has seen Android malware that automatically changes each time it is downloaded — much like server-side polymorphic viruses aimed at desktops
Hackers thought to have been behind the recent attack on Indian government servers have said they will release the Norton anti-virus software's source code on Tuesday.
Hacker group steals and exposes parts of security vendor's source code on Web site, but Symantec says network and customer data not affected.
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