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Mobile And Social Are The New Frontiers Of Cybercrime Mobile And Social Are The New Frontiers Of Cybercrime
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Cybercrime is perhaps the most devastating, yet most preventable, form of crime. Victims can have their lives utterly destroyed by a hacker. Those same victims often share a part in the blame because it could have been easily prevented by …

Samsung Galaxy Phones Get Norton Mobile Security Samsung Galaxy Phones Get Norton Mobile Security

Norton has announced that they are bringing a new suite of security software to Samsung’s Galaxy line of Android-based smartphones. The software provides a variety of tools to secure users’ phones against both theft and malware. Norton Mobile Security lets …

Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived? Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived?
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Last week, Symantec Corp. issued an announcement that all users of their pcAnywhere software should disable it until further notice. An Indian hacker affiliated with Anonymous going by the handle YamaTough had released the source code to Symantec’s Norton Utilities …

pcAnywhere Compromised: Disable Immediately! pcAnywhere Compromised: Disable Immediately!
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On January 4, Anonymous tweeted that an Indian hacker group had posted Symantec source code to Pastebin. Symantec Norton Antivirus source code published by indian hackers pastebin.com/ciExRzr3“ — Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) January 4, 2012 In response to this warning, Symantec has …

Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code? Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code?

A Hacker that goes by “Yama Tough” has been tweeting bout Symantec and its Norton antivirus product. YamaTough said on Twitter that he (or she) plans to release the full source code of the product on Tuesday. @YamaToughYama ToughThis comming …

Norton Launches Cybercrime Index

Norton has introduced a cybercrime index, which tracks and warns computer users of daily threats.

The Norton Cybercrime Index alerts people to online risks, including the day’s most dangerous websites, the most hijacked search terms by cybercriminals, as well as scams identity theft and spam.



Symantec To Make Big Push On Mobile Security
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Symantec said today it is introducing a new security initiative called "Norton Everywhere" aimed at protecting any Internet connected device.

As part of its Norton Everywhere initiative Symantec is launching Norton Smartphone Security Beta for Android in June. The new mobile application will give users the ability to remotely lock or erase data from the device via text if it is lost.

Norton Goes Viral With Dokken and Kimbo Slice
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Norton, the makers of the popular security software, has rolled out their latest advertising campaign, and let’s just say it’s an interesting one. The commercials feature 80’s metal band Dokken and famed street fighter Kimbo Slice.

Be honest, you did a double take with that last sentence didn’t you? No you read it correctly.

What Kids Are Searching For Online

The most popular search terms kids are searching for include sites like YouTube, eBay and Craigslist, as well as social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, according to a new report from Symantec.

The words "sex" and "porn" also made it to the top, ranking number four and six respectively. Number nine on the list was "fred", for Fred Figglehorn, popular fictional character whose YouTube channel has become a hit among kids.

Symantec Launches Online Safety Service For Parents And Kids
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Symantec has officially launched OnlineFamily.Norton, an Internet safety service designed to help parents monitor their children’s online activity.

The launch coincides with the start of Internet Safety Week, which began today. The service is available for free until January1, 2010.

Norton Online Family Offers Parents Peace Of Mind
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Symantec has released the public beta of Norton Online Family, an Internet safety service aimed at helping parents protect children online.

Norton Online Family is currently free and available in English only. It’s compatible with both Macs and PCs.

The service encourages discussions between parents and their children and provides customizable tools to manage online activity.

Ask Partners With Symantec On Safer Searches

Ask.com has partnered with security firm Symantec to offer users safer search results in an effort to attract more traffic.

Ask and Symantec developed Safe Search that makes searching the Web safer by providing users with ratings before they visit a site that could damage or infect their computer.