After loosing  Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition source code in 2006, now Symantec is asking its customer to stop usage of Norton/PcAnywhere which was also leaked on Internet.

The security firm said the theft occurred in 2006, compromising 2006-era version of Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security and Norton SystemWorks and most important "pcAnywhere", which could allow malicious users to gain complete access to systems and data very easily.

Also it is intresting to add that the guy who hacked that code also released source code of Indian Spy software 

“So far we have discovered within the Indian Spy Program source codes of a dozen software companies which have signed agreements with Indian TANCS programme and CBI”

What does that mean? Indian agencies are doing signed agreements for spying using Symantec/Norton products and others???? must be those agreements are not in favor of Pakistan 🙂

 

"The headline is very embarrassing to Symantec,"

Anup Ghosh, founder and CEO of Virginian security firm Invincea, told FoxNews.com at the time.

"But this has now become the normal in securities. Every single corporation is susceptible to threats."

hahahah, very funny!!!!

 

“Symantec recommends disabling the product until Symantec releases a final set of software updates that resolve currently known vulnerability risks,” the company wrote in an online statement about the hacking.

 

The “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, the hacking group who authored the Pastebin note, has released the code online(last week).

 

 

Some security tips from (Ira Victor, a security expert in Nevada):-

1. Do not use a "suite" of security protection from any one firm. A mixture of best of breed security is more secure.

2. Usernames and passwords alone are not enough protection for remote access. A single-use password system makes unauthorized remote access exponentially harder for cyber criminals.

3. Do not run computers in "Administrator" mode. Run systems in "User mode" so that malware does not install automatically.

4. Businesses should deploy application "whitelisting." This will prevent unauthorized malware from running on computers.

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