Shome mishtake surely?
"... together with an invitation for hackers everywhere to pour over the code..."
then bake in an oven at gas mark 6 for half an hour, before topping... er... themselves.
Hacktivists once again poked fun at Symantec after previously leaked source code for Symantec's Norton Utilities 2006 software was made available as a torrent on Monday. Symantec downplayed the significance of the leak, saying it only involved obsolete code that had already been exposed. AntiSec tacked a mocking note onto the …
I uninstalled Norton Antivirus after finding that after a fresh windows install, installing Norton doubled the boot up time of the machine that I had installed it on. Switched to MacAfee which was better at the time but has gone the same way.
One further thought; would I want to by security related software from a company that couldn't keep their own systems secure?
Norton is such a pathetic antivirus program. It doesn't catch anything and with McAfee are the 2 AVs most successfully thwarted by bugs. I hate to root for the bugs but Norton brings me there. We had Trend Micro which caught Conficker\DownAdup and usually 3 a month in our modest shop... As corporate forced us to Norton... we catch NOTHING! but they get reports and the one that pipes out tells us which PCs to clean with MALWAREBYTES!!! But it is all fun because a company, that deserves to be embarrassed and out of business, is getting some richly deserved bad press.
So back in 2006 some company doing some IT stuff had security breaches, that went unnoticed for a few years, I'm sure they have changed and that won't happen again.
It's not like they were selling "network threat protection" software is it.
Such a bunch of moaning ninnies on here, lighten up.
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