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Social engineering: meh or muh-oh?

by Symantec Employee on ‎03-27-2009 01:46 PM

There's a lot of talk about vulnerabilities in Safari, but what does it mean? Read more...

Chocolate-Covered PIFTS, X-Files & Mea Culpas

by ‎03-12-2009 09:12 PM - edited ‎03-26-2009 03:37 PM

Ever had one of those days? You really intended for things to go right, but they didn’t. And they didn’t simply whimper out of existence, but left large, smoking holes in the living room carpet. That was this Tuesday. In truth, it began on Monday evening around 4:30pm Pacific when we released a patch, the infamously named “pifts.exe”... Read more...

Symantec Comments on PIFTS.exe

by on ‎03-10-2009 02:20 PM

There have been a few questions around PIFTS.exe in the past 24 hours. What is it? Where did it come from? Is it safe? How is Symantec addressing it? Here we continue to address this diagnostic patch that Symantec released yesterday and why it caused such a stir. Read more...

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