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Symantec CEO ouster raises questions about turnaround

Symantec Corp's shares fell as much as 14 percent on Friday, a day after the security software maker fired its chief executive, raising concerns about its turnaround efforts.
In the Media by Abhirup Roy (Reuters)

Symantec fires CEO Bennett

Antivirus and security software provider Symantec Corp fired Chief Executive Steve Bennett on Thursday, the second time it has sacked its top executive in less than two years, as the company struggles to rev...
In the Media by Soham Chatterjee (Reuters)

Security company finds evidence Stuxnet dates back to 2005

Researchers at Symantec have found an earlier version of the Stuxnet computer worm that dates back to 2005, not 2009 as previously thought.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Anonymous hacks PayPal as part of Operation Vendetta

The hacker group Anonymous is at it again, this time targeting Paypal and numerous other sites, claiming it to be part of the group's “November 5th protest.”
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

From where do you get the maximum spam emails?

Guess the original destination of most of the spam emails in your inbox? Russia? Canada? Holland? Nigeria? India? Pakistan? Wrong! It’s none of these.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 3 comments

Report says religious sites are riskier than porn for malware

Over time porn websites gained the notorious reputation for infecting computers with viruses. According to a new report, these are not the most common sites where nasty bugs can infiltrate a computer.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Anonymous vs Symantec – Letting a beast loose on the world

Sydney - Well, things just got a lot dirtier. Security firm Symantec claims an Anonymous Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack was hijacked by a Trojan which stole banking and other personal details from Anonymous supporters. Anonymous denies the claim.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

Study - Increase in strangers trying to meet kids offline

Kids Worldwide Speak Out on CyberSafety -Not All Fun and Games Online. A new report found 6 of 10 kids continue to have negative online experiences from cam exposure, nudity, violence and having strangers befriend them trying to meet them in real life.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Fake anti virus software catches 43 million users' credit cards

Yep, good ‘ol organized crime, the parasite that nobody does anything about, is doing nicely. Symantec has reported that up to 43 million people may have bought fake anti virus programs and in the process handed over their credit card details.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Symantec launches Every Click Matters risk assessment tools

Last year, Chris Hogg and I did a piece on security for the big online social sites. We got some help from Symantec Canada and now the company has come up with some very handy tools and a paper on self-defense on the Web.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Report: 90% of email is spam, beware of Michael Jackson scams

Spam was the most prevalent type of email received in June 2009 according to the Symantec June 2009 State of Spam report. Spammers used current events to lure email users in order to spread their message or files that can destroy a computer hard drive.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Symantec: Don’t Google Conficker

Symantec is warning Web users not to search for Conficker because there are a number of hoax websites that could infect your computer.The powerful virus it is set to go off on April 1 by generating 50,000 URLSs daily.
In the Media by Barbara Sowell - 3 comments

Rise in UK Teenage Hackers

UK Computer experts say that the number of teenagers dabbling in hi-tech crime is increasing with many teenagers swapping credit card numbers, hacking tips and phishing kits.
In the Media by Naved Akhtar

Symantec: Online thieves can steal $5 billion from stolen credit cards, bank accounts

In a report, Symantec predicted that online thieves can steal more than $5 billion from the stolen credit cards and bank accounts they have acquired.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

Symantec Warns, Microsoft Word is a PC Killer

Microsoft World vulnerability puts users at risk.
In the Media by malan - 5 comments

Cellphone Spam and Viruses Spark Concern

Digital Journal — As if email spam and viruses weren’t already frustrating us beyond belief, now cellphone users (basically, everyone under 60) are facing increasing threats of “mobile sabotage.”
In the Media by David Silverberg - 10 comments

Microsoft Lashes Back At McAfee, Calling its PR Engine Out of Touch with Reality

Symantec started the public hanging of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows Vista, and it looks like McAfee has showed up to tighten the noose. But Microsoft isn't going to hear any of it, as Guardian Unlimited reports Microsoft is lashing back
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff - 6 comments

Symantec Snaps at Microsoft

This great article from Forbes talks about how pissed Symantec is at Microsoft for its upcoming Vista OS.
In the Media by Allan - 3 comments

Symantec Report Shows Internet Attacks Growing Rapidly

Symantec's released its 10th Internet security threat report and the results aint' good. Wiith threats at an all-time high, browser attacks exposing user information and spam making up 54 per cent of all email, it's time to start living under a rock.
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff - 3 comments
 

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