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Windows 7: Norton Users Beware !

06 Jan 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 
Hackers Nab Norton Antivirus Source Code

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Who watches the watchmen? Alan Moore took a long, hard look at that question in the classic Watchmen graphic novel, but today we finally got a firm answer – at least if by “watchmen” you mean “computer security companies.” Symantec got the virtual equivalent of egg in the face after an Indian hacking group going by the name of “The Lords of Dharmaraja” managed to get their digital hands all over the Norton antivirus source code.
Read more at:

Maximum PC | Hackers Nab Norton Antivirus Source Code


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06 Jan 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

interesting, i like the first comment.
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06 Jan 2012   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The problem being, of course, if the same (or very similar) engine code is still used in their more recent products.
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06 Jan 2012   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I'm sure the stockholders will be thrilled
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07 Jan 2012   #5
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

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07 Jan 2012   #6
Windows 911

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

That's a big whoops.....
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17 Jan 2012   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Norton Users Beware !

I thought posting this would be a good idea

I know there are alot of Norton users on the Forum

So giving the Heads up

Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus source code exposed by hackers | Naked Security

Norton has been Hacked and Threaten by Hackers in recent days
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17 Jan 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

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17 Jan 2012   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

Yup I find it amazing that Norton is this easy to take down

you would think they had the best to battle the Hakcers from these groups lol

Im starting to think it could be a inside job devolopers do get P/O at times
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17 Jan 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 
Hacker Group Backs Down from Releasing Symantec Source Code...For Now

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An Indian hacking group known as "The Lords of Dharmaraja" celebrated swiping the Norton antivirus source code from Symantec earlier this month and promptly began releasing fragments to the public before promising to upload the full Monty on January 17, 2012. That's today, but rather than release the source code in its entirety, the hacking group decided now is not the time.
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Maximum PC | Hacker Group Backs Down from Releasing Symantec Source Code...For Now
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