Symantec archive

  • Personal Facebook data accidentally leaked to advertisers
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    Personal Facebook data accidentally leaked to advertisers

    By 11 May 2011

    Oh dear, another day and another personal data leak story - this time concerning Facebook. Online security expert Symantec has stated, via its blog, that: "Third parties, in particular advertisers, have accidentally had access to Facebook users’ accounts...

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability warnings
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    Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability warnings

    By 19 January 2010

    Microsoft has announced a zero-day vulnerability that affects its internet browser, Internet Explorer, versions 6, 7 and 8.   Symantec explains in layman's terms this means "there's a hole in Internet Explorer which a cybercriminal can take advantage...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps

    By 5 November 2009

    It's been a bumper year in 2009 for software, services and apps as the overarching trend of tech creeps glacially away from its hardware focus and more towards what the Internet and its friends can do for us. So, before you shout out in the comments who...

  • The A to Z of cyber crime
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    The A to Z of cyber crime

    By 26 October 2009

    The profile of the hacker has changed dramatically since their first appearance on the consumer internet radar 20 or so years ago and, with it, so has the nature of their crime. Whereas online attacks were anarchic attempts to undermine the system, what...

  • Norton AntiVirus 2010 - PC  review
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    Norton AntiVirus 2010 - PC review

    By 1 October 2009

    We’ve seen a few new arrivals in the security software market for 2010 so far but are yet to experience any dramatic improvements, certainly in terms of new features and innovations. Rarely one to rest on its laurels, Symantec has been busy putting...

  • Symantec launches Norton 2010 products
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    Symantec launches Norton 2010 products

    By 18 September 2009

    Following the beta releases earlier in the year, Symantec has now officially launched its 2010 Norton products. Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010 get new security tech, codenamed "Quorum", for what's said to be fast detection of...

  • Norton Internet Security and AntiVirus 2010 betas available
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    Norton Internet Security and AntiVirus 2010 betas available

    By 6 July 2009

    Symantec has released Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010 betas ahead of their official launch in autumn 2009. Offering a new protection model, codenamed "Quorum", the new software features new "reputation-based security technologies"...

  • VIDEO: New Twitter threats identified
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    VIDEO: New Twitter threats identified

    By 24 June 2009

    Two new Twitter security threats have been revealed, as users of the micro-blogging site appear to be increasingly targeted for malware attacks. Sophos brings news that Guy Kawasaki's Twitter account has been used to spread malware that targets both Windows...

  • Britons not backing-up their "digital life"
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    Britons not backing-up their "digital life"

    By 27 May 2009

    Only a third of us (34%) back up our PC content on a regular basis and just 22% back up all their content, says Symantec, maker of Norton back-up software. The company says UK consumers are more likely to check the oil and water in their car regularly...

  • Norton 360 v3.0 - PC review
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    Norton 360 v3.0 - PC review

    By 16 April 2009

    It doesn't seem like a year since Norton did a great job of refining its "family friendly" security suite but version 3 of 360 has arrived, keen to keep its place as the favourite all-in-one tool of choice for the home user. Those looking for a range...

  • Norton Internet Security 4 for Mac announced
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    Norton Internet Security 4 for Mac announced

    By 19 December 2008

    Symantec has announced the availability of Norton Internet Security 4 for Mac, described as a next-generation security suite that integrates an all-new firewall and anti-virus protection with tools to help protect against identity theft. This newest version,...

  • Norton AntiVirus 2009 - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Norton AntiVirus 2009 - PC review

    By 18 December 2008

    There are a ton of very capable security suites around these days and some offer extremely good value for money when you consider additional features such as backup and tune-up tools that are becoming more common. It almost makes you wonder how much longer...

  • Online thieves making £3.3bn
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    Online thieves making £3.3bn

    By 24 November 2008

    Security experts Symantec reckon online fraudsters are making a whooping £3.3bn out of unsuspecting web surfers. After studying the internet's underground economy for a year, Symantec believes this is the figure online criminals are making out of selling...

  • Symantec chief steps down
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    Symantec chief steps down

    By 18 November 2008

    Security software company Symantec is having a management reshuffle. John W Thompson is to leave his role as chief executive at the end of this fiscal year. In his place will step Enrique T. Salem, Symantec's current chief operating officer, who will...

  • Symantec completes MessageLabs acquisition
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    Symantec completes MessageLabs acquisition

    By 17 November 2008

    Symantec has announced it has completed its acquisition of MessageLabs. The acquisition, announced back in October, will see MessageLabs' services, as a provider of online messaging services, with more than three billion email connections each day, expanding...

  • Norton Internet Security 2009 - PC review
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    Norton Internet Security 2009 - PC review

    By 14 October 2008

    Choosing the right internet security package is often a case of personal preference as all the leading brands offer pretty much the same array of tools. One of the biggest names is Symantec with its Norton 360 and this, the 2009 version of its leading...

  • Symantec buys rival MessageLabs
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    Symantec buys rival MessageLabs

    By 9 October 2008

    Security software expert Symantec has gone on a spending spree. The US company, which is best known for its Norton Antivirus software, is going to buy its rival MessageLabs for a reported $695m (£401.2m). Symantec says that the move means that it will...

  • Symantec launches Norton 2009 software
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    Symantec launches Norton 2009 software

    By 17 September 2008

    Symantec has launched Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton AntiVirus 2009. The Norton 2009 products claim to have more than 300 improvements from the scanning engines to the user interface. Said to be re-engineered for speed, the software offers low...

  • Symantec buy PC Tools
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    Symantec buy PC Tools

    By 19 August 2008

    Symantec has announced that it is to acquire software maker PC Tools in a hope to gain even more control in the spyware and registry fixing software market. The company, famous for its Spyware Doctor and Registry Mechanic software is expected to become...

  • Security company discovers super Trojan
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    Security company discovers super Trojan

    By 18 July 2008

    Computer security pro Prevx claims to have discovered a new Trojan which is "guaranteed" to evade major anti-virus products to steal financial details. Versions of Limbo 2 is apparently being sold by hackers for as much as $1300. Prevx explains: "The...

  • Norton AntiVirus 2008 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Norton AntiVirus 2008 - PC review

    By 15 April 2008

    When it comes to naming conventions, Norton hasn’t made life easy for itself. It has a range of products that all offer online protection, all with vaguely similar names, so choosing the right one for you can feel a little hit-and-miss. To make matters...

  • Fraudsters targeting social network sites
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    Fraudsters targeting social network sites

    By 9 April 2008

    Online fraudsters are targeting people who use social networking websites. According to Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report, for the second half of 2007, there were 87,963 "phishing hosts". Phishing hosts look for personal information about...

  • Symantec Norton 360 2.0 launched
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    Symantec Norton 360 2.0 launched

    By 3 March 2008

    Symantec has launched a new version of its Norton 360 software application. Version 2.0 will now include Symantec's patent-pending browser protection technology, which according to the anti-virus software maker defends against drive-by downloads and other...

  • Symantec releases Norton Online Living Report
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    Symantec releases Norton Online Living Report

    By 15 February 2008

    Symantec, makers of Norton security software, have released the first volume of the Norton Online Living Report (NOLR). The Norton Online Living Report is claimed to be the world's most comprehensive report on the digital lifestyle habits of adults and...

  • Norton Internet Security 2008 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Norton Internet Security 2008 - PC review

    By 15 January 2008

    Norton produces a range of internet security tools, with Internet Security Suite being its main package. However, in recent times Norton 360 has stolen some of the limelight largely due to a far simpler interface and the addition of backup tools. If you...