01-18-2012 02:23 PM - edited 01-18-2012 02:34 PM
As opposed to NIS 2006, the 2009 software version requires 300% less disk space
Nis 2006 is a completely different animal than NIS 2012
01-18-2012 08:34 PM
I live in st. Lous, MO. I just heard on the 10:00 news that Norton is HACKED!!! I have been a Norton customer for at least six years and am thoroughly satisfied with Norton's service. Is Norton STILL SAFE? Can I continue to use Norton Antivirus. Please advise.
01-18-2012 09:49 PM
It's something everyone is watching hopeful that Norton will tell us anything we need to be aware of. They had earlier indicated the source code was outdated.
01-19-2012 05:44 AM - edited 01-19-2012 05:57 AM
An interesting item from "Sophos naked Security " and some very valid comments to be read here........
A couple of the comments from the article below..........
[QUOTE] Yes, I am pointing fingers - at the crooks. Not at "the hackers"; at the crooks. That's what they are. This is a cybercrime. Symantec is the victim.
And I'm on Symantec's side in that I hope the company can work out what happened, collect some usable evidence, and help law enforcement to identify, locate, charge, prosecute and convict those responsible.
I accept that's unlikely. But it's not impossible. So let's live in hope.
By the way, if ever you're tempted to look at stolen source code, my recommendation is: don't do it. Here are my reasons:
* If you're interested in learning from source code, there's plenty of good open source software which you can study freely and lawfully.
* Great lumps of five-year-old commercial source code aren't, for the most part, terribly interesting. Granted, you'll probably find a couple of comic comments, and perhaps even an AWOOGAH! or two. That's about as riveting as it gets.[END]
Amen to all that
Windows7 SP1....Norton NIS 2012 ...4Gb RAM ..Momentus XT SolidState HybridHD
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01-19-2012 07:26 AM
The Symantec article below explains that except for pcAnywhere, Norton Customers should not have any increased risk. Please refer to the article below for the official statement.
Hope this helps.
01-19-2012 08:36 AM
I'd also like to add that Norton was completely rewritten from it's 2009 line of security products.
Sure there may tidbits of similar code but it wouldn't be of any significance.
According to the official press release; current users of Norton security products are safe.
01-20-2012 02:19 PM
Two things concern me about the statement from Symantec:
As far as the source code being so old that it is not of concern, see the comment from the former McAfee executive here: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Symantec-Confirm
Of course it's from a former executive of a major competitor (former, though, not current), so who knows what to make of it.
I've been looking at other AV / Security programs "just in case," and it seems that Norton is the only one that consistently gets high ratings from pretty much everyone - independent labs, major tech mags, etc., in terms of both protection and impact on system performance. I've always read that it's very problematic to run two AV programs at the same time, but one program - Webroot - specifically says that it can be run alongside all major security programs. So I'm thinking about running it as a "just in case." Any idea whether this would be a good idea, bad idea, or...?