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Symantec bets on BYOD for revenue

Symantec has posted its fourth-quarter and fiscal year results for the year ending 30 March, confirming the previously forecasted lower-revenue figures for the quarter — but an overall 9 per cent increase in revenue for the year.

May 3, 2012 by Michael Lee

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Mobile malware smarter, more prevalent

Malware authors are getting better at attacking mobile phones, by taking a trick or two from their desktop days and applying them to phones, according to researchers from Symantec and Total Defense.

March 12, 2012 by Michael Lee

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PCAnywhere code never changed: analyst

An analysis of Symantec's leaked source code for PCAnywhere has revealed that the code has remained largely unchanged for the past 10 years, and that it could be turned into a back-door application.

February 19, 2012 by Michael Lee

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Symantec confirms hacker extortion

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.

February 6, 2012 by Luke Hopewell

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Symantec buys LiveOffice for US$115m

Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, an archiving company, for US$115 million. With the move, Symantec bolsters its cloud-computing chops so that it can play more of an on-premise and software as a service (SaaS) game.

January 17, 2012 by

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Firms ignore govt security plans: Symantec

Organisations responsible for the security and well-being of Australia's infrastructure are less aware of the government's own protection plans and less willing to cooperate with them than in previous years, according to a survey released by Symantec today.

November 13, 2011 by Michael Lee

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Shady RAT firms didn't want us to know

McAfee threat research vice president Dmitri Alperovitch has said that his investigation and report into the global hacking operation codenamed Shady RAT was not about demonstrating hacker sophistication, but more a push for laws to mandate the notification of data breaches, something the companies involved were loath to do.

August 18, 2011 by Michael Lee

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Shady RAT not so sophisticated: Symantec

Symantec has conducted its own investigation into the global hacking operation that McAfee has dubbed Operation Shady RAT, and called into question whether the attacks were really all that sophisticated.

August 4, 2011 by Michael Lee

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