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Symantec and Norton Critical
 
B4Marc  posted on Jul 05, 2016 5:34:58 PM - Report post

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"Symantec and Norton Security Products Contain Critical Vulnerabilities.
Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Some of these products are in widespread use throughout government and industry. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system." (US-CERT)

www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-187A

I knew it

 
tomcat2200  posted on Jul 09, 2016 1:15:28 PM - Report post

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Bad enough they operate like you bought the computer to run their software only. Now they no longer protect the users? How much you want to bet they laid off several people and have been working on executive bonuses to the exclusion of everything else.
 
LordVenator  posted on Jul 09, 2016 3:36:35 PM - Report post

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Do people even use Norton? And this is a legit question, not trying to poke some fun. I had Norton installed for about 2 and a half minutes. I moved on from the free AV software mostly because they are underperforming and they're resource hogs. I switched to Kaspersky few years back and now I'm on F-Secure, they do a much better job regarding protection and don't hog resources like mad.
 
B4Marc  posted on Jul 09, 2016 4:01:22 PM - Report post

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Those "security" software are built to keep you caged between their walls (not to protect wherever you browse), control is their motto, freedom is their enemy
 
LordVenator  posted on Jul 09, 2016 4:22:32 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by B4Marc

Those "security" software are built to keep you caged between their walls (not to protect wherever you browse), control is their motto, freedom is their enemy

Windows 10 does the same and it was free.

 
Neo7  posted on Jul 09, 2016 5:29:33 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by LordVenator

Do people even use Norton? And this is a legit question, not trying to poke some fun. I had Norton installed for about 2 and a half minutes. I moved on from the free AV software mostly because they are underperforming and they're resource hogs. I switched to Kaspersky few years back and now I'm on F-Secure, they do a much better job regarding protection and don't hog resources like mad.

Despite their negative reputation, Symantec (and McAfee) are popular in the enterprise sector due to support given to IT administrators.

A workplace where dozens of workstations exist with Symantec being compromised would make a nice addition to a bot army. Many forget the enterprise sector and often they can provide powerful backbones. It often goes unnoticed because it makes for boring news but several attacks do happen daily. You can take a look at these animated maps and logs to get a glimps of how endemic it really is.

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[Edited by moderator Neo7, 7/9/2016 5:30:41 PM]

 
B4Marc  posted on Jul 09, 2016 7:30:23 PM - Report post

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Nice map, and as you mentioned, the enterprise sector in fact experience the biggest threat, we as single-users see/experience only a small percentage.

[Edited by B4Marc, 7/10/2016 3:22:59 AM]

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jul 10, 2016 1:12:55 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Neo7

quote:
originally posted by LordVenator

Do people even use Norton? And this is a legit question, not trying to poke some fun. I had Norton installed for about 2 and a half minutes. I moved on from the free AV software mostly because they are underperforming and they're resource hogs. I switched to Kaspersky few years back and now I'm on F-Secure, they do a much better job regarding protection and don't hog resources like mad.

Despite their negative reputation, Symantec (and McAfee) are popular in the enterprise sector due to support given to IT administrators.

A workplace where dozens of workstations exist with Symantec being compromised would make a nice addition to a bot army. Many forget the enterprise sector and often they can provide powerful backbones. It often goes unnoticed because it makes for boring news but several attacks do happen daily. You can take a look at these animated maps and logs to get a glimps of how endemic it really is.

Link

[Edited by moderator Neo7, 7/9/2016 5:30:41 PM]

I got one of those live maps on the lappy. But yeah the IT support they get is alot. Our IT group at my work where like we are not changing.

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