01-05-2012 07:32 PM
Don't know how many of you have heard about this yet, but apparently Norton did issue a statement saying that they were investigating the claims from an group of Indian hackers in possession of their source code. This appears very serious in that programs could be written to evade Norton protection if true, according to reports.
I may just have to move to 'PLAN B', but for now I'll just wait and see what comes of this.
01-06-2012 03:20 AM - edited 01-06-2012 03:21 AM
"Symantec can confirm that a segment of its source code used in two of our older enterprise products has been accessed, one of which has been discontinued. The code involved is four and five years old. This does not affect Symantec’s Norton products for our consumer customers. Symantec’s own network was not breached, but rather that of a third party entity. We are still gathering information on the details and are not in a position to provide specifics on the third party involved. Presently, we have no indication that the code disclosure impacts the functionality or security of Symantec’s solutions. Furthermore, there are no indications that customer information has been impacted or exposed at this time. However, Symantec is working to develop remediation process to ensure long-term protection for our customers’ information. We will communicate that process once the steps have been finalized. Given the early stages of the investigation, we have no further details to disclose at this time but will provide updates as we confirm additional facts"
01-06-2012 11:34 PM
I come from China.Because of some special reasons,everywhere in China was unable to access the Facebook.
Even though I want to see, also cannot access this webpage, this is really too bad.
01-07-2012 10:36 PM
I haven't read any of the links yet but ...
It is source code that is about 6 years old and therefore not as serious as it sounds.
Providing you keep Endpoint Protection up to date you should be OK.
Code stolen from a third party apparently and no intrusion at Symantec
NIS is not affected AFAIK
01-15-2012 06:56 AM
I have the Norton Internet Security 2012 package. I would like to know if I may be affected, what the implications are for me and what do I need to do to ensure my security if what is being reported in the media is true and actually happens?
"NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A hacker who goes by the name of 'YamaTough' threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software.
"This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow," Yama Tough posted via Twitter.
In the past week Yama Tough has released fragments of source code from Symantec products along with a cache of emails. The hacker says all the data was taken from Indian government servers.
(Reporting By Frank Jack Daniel)"