Meet Regin, Super Spyware That's Been Attacking Computers for Years

In case you needed more affirmation that the internet is not a safe place, Symantec published a report today detailing a sophisticated form of spyware known as Regin. » 11/23/14 5:10pm 11/23/14 5:10pm

Microsoft and Symantec Just Busted a Major Cyber Crime Ring

It sounds like the plot of a movie: two major software corporations join together to shut down an evil global cyber crime operation and engage in wacky hijinks along the way. While the latter can be neither confirmed nor denied, according to an exclusive report by Reuters, Microsoft and Symantec did shut down servers… » 2/06/13 4:14pm 2/06/13 4:14pm

Nearly All Lost Smart Phone Finders Will Snoop Through It, Only Half…

Well, so much for relying on the kindness of strangers. Symantec studied the reactions of average people who found a lost cell phone in public and the results are less than what you'd call "upstanding." » 3/14/12 12:20am 3/14/12 12:20am

Hackers Publish Symantec's Source Code After $50,000 Extortion Attempt…

Hacker YamaTough has published Symantec's pcAnywhere's source code. This program is used by users and companies to access personal computers remotely. The publication follows a $50,000 extortion attempt that was made public last night. » 2/07/12 12:05pm 2/07/12 12:05pm

Hackers Demanded $50,000 to Sit on Stolen Symantec Source Code

According to email transcripts posted to Pastebin yesterday, and confirmed by the company, a group of hackers attempted to extort $50,000 from Symantec in exchange for not releasing its stolen PCAnywhere and Norton Antivirus source code. » 2/07/12 1:20am 2/07/12 1:20am

When Antivirus Firms Can't Tell They've Been Hacked, We're All Doomed

Symantec has been scrabbling around trying address a security breach from 2006 that came to light recently. But the fact that the company wasn't sure its was hacked in the first place doesn't exactly inspire confidence. » 1/27/12 4:10am 1/27/12 4:10am

Hackers Threaten to Dump Norton AntiVirus Source Code Tomorrow

Last Saturday, a hacking group calling itself "The Lords of Dharmaraja" claimed that it had obtained the confidential source code of Norton AntiVirus and that it would release the full code on Tuesday. Wait, that's tomorrow. » 1/16/12 9:48pm 1/16/12 9:48pm

There's a Virus that Will Steal all Your Bitcoins

If you're an enthusiast of both the Bitcoin currency and the Windows platform, you'll want to beware: there's a Bitcoin-specific trojan virus out there that will scan your computer for the unencypted wallet file and acquire your hard-earned digital capital. » 6/17/11 1:01pm 6/17/11 1:01pm

The Ultimate Antivirus Guide: 10 Top Programs Reviewed

In some ways, visiting cyberspace is kind of like entering a crowded subway car during the peak of flu season. You're surrounded by all sorts of germs-in the form of trojans, spyware, viruses, rootkits, etc.-just looking for a vulnerable host to invade and feed on. Once you're infected, these pests can wreak havoc on… » 3/23/11 1:46pm 3/23/11 1:46pm

PRODUCT video review BAD: Norton security 360 software CD

Dear Friend , This video review was specially selected to be sent to you ! Software security but not always Top 10. Do we put Norton 360 in front of Investors daily? Monitor video above. » 4/01/09 2:30pm 4/01/09 2:30pm

Symantec Papercraft Bots: Must. Resist. Clever. Marketing.

The only thing better than a robot may be a papercraft robot, and computer security software company Symantec clearly totally realizes this. Because to better educate the public on various malware bots that can infect their systems, Symantec has released free thematic papercraft robots. And kudos to their marketing… » 6/27/08 9:15am 6/27/08 9:15am

Norton Fighter, Symantec's Awesome Japanese Ad Mascot, is Back


You may have seen the first Japanese Norton 360 commercial featuring the Ultraman-esque Norton Fighter mascot a few months back. Now, Symantec has made what amounts to a full-length tokusatsu episode featuring the guy, and man is it great. » 12/06/07 8:42pm 12/06/07 8:42pm

Symantec Advertises Norton 360 Antivirus in Japan With Ultraman-esque…

We're not passing any judgment on Symantec's Japanese advertising campaign where they take an Ultraman-like character and have it beat up several black "virus" characters on the street to hype their Norton 360 product. Why? Because it's actually pretty awesome. Way more awesome than the crappy anti-virus ads we get… » 10/04/07 2:33pm 10/04/07 2:33pm

Symantec: Windows is Most Secure OS

In a report that surprises even the PC lovers around here (read: me), Symantec has listed Microsoft Windows as the most secure OS out there. They claim that Windows had the fewest number of patches and the shortest patch development time of any OS, including Mac, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX (any HP-UX fanboys in… » 3/22/07 9:15pm 3/22/07 9:15pm

Nokia/Symantec Stop Viruses, the Clap

With the lack of a free needle exchange in the world of cellphones, all kinds of viruses are running around causing havoc. So it should come as no suprise that Nokia was all about Symantec hooking all new Nokia Series 60 phones up with anti-virus software. "Whoopty shit. Our phones don't get viruses." Motorola CEO Ed… » 10/05/05 8:03pm 10/05/05 8:03pm