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Email Spam Rate Lowest In Over A Decade

Email Spam Rate Lowest In Over A Decade

Email spam levels have reached a twelve-year low according to research from Symantec. The company released its June Intelligence Report looking at targeted attacks and phishing, vulnerabilities, malware, mobile and social media, and of course spam. “There is good news this month on the email-based front of the threat landscape,” it says. “According to our metrics, the overall spam rate …

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Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing the applications for the PC market are headed the same way. As businesses and consumers push forward with their already-capable …

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Facebook Accused Of Killing Google+ Traffic With Faulty Security Alerts [UPDATED]

UPDATE: I’ve received a response from Facebook, who says that “unfortunately, this was indeed a glitch in our spam prevention system.” We integrate with many different external blacklists including Norton and when there’s a block on their service we provide a warning to our users. We only use our external blacklist system to protect our users and would never use …

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Symantec Confirms Norton Antivirus Source Code Leak

Symantec has confirmed the authenticity of a segment of Norton AntiVirus 2006 source code leaked to the internet last week. The stolen code was leaked to The Pirate Bay as a part of retaliatory attacks by hackers affiliated with the Anonymous movement, following the arrest and indictment of several suspected hackers on Tuesday. The leak also coincided with the first …

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Anonymous Releases Symantec Code From 2006, Deface Web Sites

Anonymous continues its promise of attacking a new Web site every Friday as part of its “Fuck FBI Friday” campaign. The victims this week are New York City Ironworks, Symantec, which should be familiar to anyone who follows the exploits of Anonymous, and the Australian Department of Justice. The AnonymousIRC Twitter account let it be known yesterday that the group …

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Microsoft Adds Tenth Member to Board

Microsoft Corp. today announced that John W. Thompson, chief executive officer of privately held Virtual Instruments and former chairman and CEO of Symantec Corp., was appointed to the company’s board of directors, returning the board’s size to 10 members. Thompson currently serves as CEO of Virtual Instruments, a privately held company located in San Jose, Calif., whose products are designed …

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Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt

Hackers using the Twitter Handle @YamaTouigh have been tweeting about Symantec and its Norton antivirus product throughout January claiming that they will be releasing the source codes for the security product. Earlier this week Symantec confirmed that they have been the victims of an attempted extortion by @YamaTough, who claims to be affiliated with the ‘anonymous’ group. A Symantec representative …

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Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived?

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 PC software, and the software company foresaw a risk to all users of pcAnywhere. The release of the source code …

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pcAnywhere Compromised: Disable Immediately!

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 issued a security white paper (pdf) recommending that all users of pcAnyhwere disable the software until further notice. “Upon investigation …

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Symantec Acquires LiveOffice

Symantec announced that it has acquired cloud-based archiving service LiveOffice for $115 million to extend a new ” intelligent information governance solution” to the cloud. The solution, Symantec says, will enable organizations to “bridge the gap between business, legal and IT, reduce their risks and costs, and empower employees to work freely in a connected world.” Customers will be able …

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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 tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow… 1 day ago via web · powered by @socialditto Yama …

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