Symantec just released an urgent message to anyone using pcAnywhere:
Source code from this program has been hacked by the hacker group Anonymous and posted online. If you currently use pcAnywhere, please immediately disable your account.
Security recommendations include:
- Symantec recommends disabling pcAnywhere until they release software updates that resolve “currently known vulnerability risks.”
- As far as the other source code exposure related to the 2006 versions of the Norton products as detailed in their statement above, Symantec says that the “code in question represents a small percentage of the pre-release source for the Symantec AntiVirus 10.2 product, accounting for less than 5% of the product.” They recommend only that customers update their AV definitions and follow general best practices, so even if you don’t have pcAnywhere, you could still be at risk.
Here are the Claims by Anonymous about the Symantec Source Code including what products were impacted: http://www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=anonymous-code-claims
Please spread the word! Thanks!
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