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Kudos0

Nortons new way of signing in is a security risk.

So I installed the new version of norton only to find out the new norton couldn't scan my computer so I had to re-install norton from the ground up.

So after the re-install and then a system restart, I went to sign in on my norton product only for it to come up with this screen:

http://i.imgur.com/mDAVvfv.jpg

So is this the new way to sign-in?
Just enter the product key instead logging in with account name and password.

So any person that uses my computer can now click on Norton then click "sign-in" and now they have my product key and can use the remaining 2 device slots I have available?

Usually product keys are mean't to be kept in a safe and hidden place but now you're just showing the whole world my product key.

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Kudos0

Re: Nortons new way of signing in is a security risk.

Hello

When you reinstalled your Norton product, did you have to go to your Norton Account and register and activate your product? My Norton Security has been signed in since I installed the product. It was recently reinstalled and my email address shows on top as my sign-in. You probably had to enter your key the first time to activate your program. What shows on top instead of sign-in now? You are the first to have brought up that you had to enter your key there that I know of. Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1903 Norton Core Security Plus 22.19.9.63 Core Firmware 288 Android App 2.22 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Nortons new way of signing in is a security risk.

Two things..

1) The key does not magically appear, you need to enter it. How is someone who doesnt have the key going to enter it.

2) More importantly, even if what you say is correct, who are these people who you dont trust that you allow to use your pc?

Kudos0

Re: Nortons new way of signing in is a security risk.

All that shows up at the top right is "Sign in" no longer showing my email address, this is the case with the new Norton 360 product version however after installing the new product version I did not need to sign in as I already am signed in, just no longer shows my email address.

Kudos0

Re: Nortons new way of signing in is a security risk.

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit - Motherboard: Asrock FM2A88M Extreme4+ - RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer DDR3 1866MHz CL9 16GB Quad channel (4x4GB sticks) - CPU: AMD A8-6600k APU (OC'd 4.60GHz Temperature min - 29, max - 65) - GPU: MSI Radeon R9 280x Gaming 6GB (OC'd Core clock 1150 MHz, Memory 7000MHz Temperature min - 48, max - 74) - Storage Devices: Crucial M550 SSD 256GB, Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB, Seagate Expansion Desktop HDD USB 3.0 External 2TB, Seagate Expansion Desktop HDD USB 3.0 External 5TB - PSU: Corsair HX1000i 1000W - System unit: Raidmax Vampire black (full tower) - CPU Cooling: Ice edge mini FS with 1x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo 80mm - Case Cooling 7 fans: 3x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo 120mm, 3x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo 140mm, 1x 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro, 2x 120mm magnetic fan filters, 1x 200mm magnetic fan filter, full complement of rubber screws. Peripherals: Creative T6300 5.1 + Logitech z213 2.1 Speakers set up for 7.1 surround sound, Logitech G930 Headset, Logitech Orion Spark G910 Keyboard, Razer Naga 2014 laser Mouse, Razer Deathadder Chroma optical Mouse, Razer Sabertooth Gamepad, Razer Goliathus Speed Edition extended mouse mat.

Torturim, with all that equipment you've listed, I'm surprised you noticed !

Windows 10 Home X 64 Norton Security Premium Latest Version
Kudos0

Re: Nortons new way of signing in is a security risk.

There's a bit of a problem and not just on 360 with the email address not always showing beside "Sign in". Sometimes I've had to click Sign in and re-enter my information in order to get my email address to show.

It sounds like certain pieces of data/information were left behind during the uninstall process that shouldn't have been. Recently I had to use the actual installer for NS Beta (Yes I know this isn't about a Beta product) to uninstall and it asked me if I wanted to remove all data and settings and I put a check mark in that box. After re-installing NS Beta it did ask me to sign in, enter my password and enter the key. But there was no product key in the box before I entered it.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.19.x

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