Are you Naked?
Exploits from the latest Microsoft Vulnerability seen in the wild
Which is worse, being seen
naked running down the street or having a vulnerable computer leaving you
exposed to attacks from drive-by downloads? It is probably a matter of opinion (or local
laws.) Unfortunately, I think people are
more concerned about being seen naked than whether they have a computer that is
vulnerable. Don’t get caught being
exposed by having a vulnerable system!
In my previous blog
post, I talked about the way that malware is able to get onto your
system. Exploits from drive...
To our Norton Customers:
Symantec is pleased to announce the official release of our Norton 2009 products. This year, we’ve made performance improvement the key focus of the 2009 Norton product line. Virtually everyone in the company - including executive management, product engineering, Quality Assurance, design, and development - knew that this was our main mission ever since our first 2009 engineering planning sessions. Since then, we’ve questioned, agreed, and disagreed to many of the ideas and concepts that came up, but we were consistently guided by our shared vision and dedicatio...
Every day, corporations, governments, and individuals must live with security vs. performance tradeoffs. An extra layer of security in any situation, digital or otherwise, always has a performance impact. A simple (and probably overused) example is airport security. Standing in an airport security line is time consuming, but provides the level of security mandated by the government. We are mandated to trade performance (walking straight to the terminal) for the security provided by the inspections. Overzealous security can cause bottlenecks, which inhibits daily activities. Eliminat...
This past weekend I was joined by an international group of journalists and bloggers for a Zero-Gravity flight to “blast off” the launch of the Norton 2009 security products. This 18-person “band of brothers” boarded the G-Force One in Las Vegas, prepared to float, flip and fly the way orbiting astronauts do. One word describes the experience - awesome. But most people want to know, what in the world does a Zero-G flight have to do with security software?
And the answer is simple…we designed the 2009 Norton products with a mantra of "zero-impact performance". Meaning, we want our softw...