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Lisa Gill
Investigative Report - Part I: Concerns Mount over Symantec
01/09/03 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1156 Words

... paper, Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) appears to be one of the hottest tech companies around. Propelled in part by users' need to defend against a rash of destructive and well-publicized computer worms like Code Red, Nimda and SirCam, its stock price has jumped...

John K. Higgins
Symantec, CA Squirm Under DoJ's Unfair Pricing Allegations
07/30/14 6:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1198 Words

The DoJ last week announced its intervention in an existing federal lawsuit, supporting allegations that Symantec had submitted false claims in a federal contract with the General Services Administration.

"The case alleges that Symantec knowingly provided the United States with inaccurate and...

Richard Adhikari
Symantec Tells Customers to Pull the Plug on pcAnywhere Following Code Theft
01/26/12 12:13 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 672 Words

... Symantec is sounding the alarm for users of its pcAnywhere remote access software following threats from a hacker. In some cases, said the security software maker, they might want to turn off and disable the application entirely. The hacker, who goes by...

Jack M. Germain
Symantec Aims to Fix Broken Links in Security Chain
04/13/10 10:42 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 783 Words

... Symantec announced on Tuesday four new security and compliance software suites that it claims remedy the most common security shortcomings exploited by today's targeted attacks. These latest software security products complement the company's four-pronged approach based on the phases of a targeted...

Alison Diana
Symantec CTO Rob Clyde on the Road Ahead
01/14/04 4:11 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1329 Words

... year was a busy one for Symantec , one of the United States' leading developers of security products. The Cupertino, California-based company helped customers battle and protect against an ever-growing list of malware , ranging from Blaster, Slammer and SoBig to hundreds...

Kirk L. Kroeker
Symantec Moves Against Piracy with Product Activation Requirements
08/28/03 8:13 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1173 Words

... week, security software developer Symantec announced Norton Antivirus 2004, the newest version of the company's antivirus software . While this product will provide consumers with new kinds of protection against certain emerging nonvirus threats -- such as spyware and keystroke-logging programs --...

Rachelle Dragani
Symantec Update Leaves XP PCs Feeling Blue
07/17/12 10:22 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 549 Words

... Symantec has determined that combining the newest version of its antivirus software with the decade-old Windows XP operating system can cause users' PCs to freeze up with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. After Symantec analyzed the problem, it revealed that the...

Jennifer LeClaire
Symantec Report: Cybercrime on the Rise
03/07/06 8:27 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 859 Words

... the past, cyber attacks were largely designed to destroy data , but today's attacks are increasingly designed to silently steal data for profit without doing system damage that would be noticeable to a user, according to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat...

Jennifer LeClaire
Symantec Scores New Security Patent
03/04/05 8:42 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 476 Words

... Symantec announced earlier this week that it has been granted a new patent for antivirus technology by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers a system that enables detection of complex viruses, worms and spyware . The technology, "data-driven...

Keith Regan
Symantec Buys Veritas in $13.5 Billion Deal
12/16/04 10:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 615 Words

... mania found its way back into the software space today, with security firm Symantec saying it would pay US$13.5 billion to acquire Veritas Software. The deal creates the fourth-largest software firm in the world and with Veritas' storage software and Symantec's strength...

Richard Adhikari
Symantec Exposes Crackerjack Cybercriminal Group
09/17/13 4:22 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 637 Words

... Symantec on Tuesday disclosed the existence of a group of 50 to 100 top-rate hackers. Named "Hidden Lynx" after a string of code Symantec found in its command-and-control server communications, the group is an advanced persistent threat that has skills well ahead...

Richard Adhikari
Symantec on the Move With Enterprise Security
05/09/12 11:47 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 641 Words

... vendor Symantec has announced enhancements to its enterprise mobile security product. These include capabilities for mobile application management, data loss prevention (DLP), certificate management and code signing for devs.

The features will help IT cope with the burgeoning Bring Your Own...

Richard Adhikari
Anon Lets Fly With Symantec Code After Ransom Talks Collapse
02/07/12 1:45 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 715 Words

... hacker who was negotiating a ransom for stolen source code to a Symantec product released the data via peer-to-peer networks on Tuesday after negotiations fell through. The code is for security vendor Symantec's pcAnywhere remote access software.

Symantec had last month...

Susan B. Shor
High-Risk Flaw Found in Symantec's Software
12/22/05 6:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 461 Words

... Symantec security flaw discovered by an independent security consultant is unlikely to be exploited despite its rating as a high risk by Symantec itself and a very high risk by security firm Secunia , said Forrester Research senior analyst Michael Gavin. The...

Jay Lyman
Symantec Selling E-Mail Security Appliances
01/25/05 2:15 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 505 Words

... software giant Symantec -- which has grown to cover a wider range of security solutions with acquisitions and partnerships -- this week rolled out two e-mail security appliances featuring anti-spam, antivirus and e-mail firewall . The company said Symantec Mail Security 8200...

Jay Lyman
Symantec Acquires SafeWeb for SSL-VPN Technology
10/21/03 2:32 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 597 Words

... yet another piece to its portfolio of computer network security solutions, Cupertino, California-based security giant Symantec announced the purchase of SafeWeb for US$26 million in cash. On the heels of NetScreen's $265 million acquisition of Neoteris earlier this month and F5's $25...

David Jones
Symantec Scrambles to Fix Flaws After Google Sounds Alarm
07/05/16 12:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 591 Words

A researcher from Google's Project Zero alerted the company, but there was no evidence of the vulnerability being exploited in the wild, said Adam Bromwich, Symantec's vice president for security technology and response.

The issues involved buffer overflow and memory corruption...

Richard Adhikari
Symantec Paws at ZeroAccess Botnet
10/01/13 2:33 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 633 Words

... Symantec has removed more than 500,000 infected PCs from the botnet created by the ZeroAccess Trojan. ZeroAccess uses a peer-to-peer mechanism. It is the latest technique botnet authors have adopted to avoid having their networks taken down by security experts.

Symantec...

Jennifer LeClaire
Symantec Removes Rootkit From Security Package
01/12/06 9:37 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 588 Words

... Symantec this week released an update to Norton SystemWorks to fix a security issue that could leave a back door open for hackers: a rootkit. A rootkit is a hacker security tool that captures passwords and message traffic to and from a...

Jennifer LeClaire
Symantec Scoops Up IM Software Firm
01/04/06 9:21 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 744 Words

... Symantec yesterday announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire instant messaging (IM) software maker IMlogic. IMlogic's technology is designed to control and secure public and enterprise IM networks while ensuring compliance with regulatory and corporate governance policies.

The acquisition...

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