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Anonymous: Symantec Offered $50K for Stolen Code, Plus a Lie

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by Nathan Wootton, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Nathan Wootton

    Nathan Wootton Regular Member

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399912,00.asp
     
  2. Valentin N

    Valentin N Regular Member

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    Some think that money solves everything...
     
  3. Vextor

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    Erm, Symantec. What have you DONE?
     
  4. Jack

    Jack Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Symantec says that , this talk was in fact between the hacker and law enforcement officials posing as a Symantec employee. - http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/07/us-symantec-hackers-idUSTRE8160KB20120207
     
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    I read the same thing here Jack.

     
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    Nonetheless, it is hard to tell the cops from the criminals sometimes. "Protect and serve", that is supposed to be the gist, but it is usually about money and politics, or creating an image.
     
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    The code is on piratebay
     
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    And you can expect Symantec watching the hell out of it lol.
     
  9. Nathan Wootton

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    3 things,

    1: You shouldn't be using pc anywhere, that was very popular over 5 years ago there are many free options to use now whether it be windows own rdp or tools like citrix logmein and teamviewer to name a few
    2: If the code is indeed the older code it shouldn't have any effect since there was a code re-write for the new AV's that use sonar that replaced TruScan.
    3: Never rely solely on AV for security, take a look at the my setup section of the forum and you will find lots of great tools to secure your machine
     
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    You read my mind, pcjunklist.:cool:
     
  12. pcjunklist

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    great minds think alike
     

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