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Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 1-14-2012 | (Reporting By Frank Jack Daniel)

Posted on 01/14/2012 12:23:15 PM PST by Red Badger

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A hacker who goes by the name of 'Yama Tough' threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software.

"This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow," Yama Tough posted via Twitter.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: computer; hacker; norton; nortonantivirus; virus
Why? It doesn't work well anyway.........maybe someone can fix it.............
1 posted on 01/14/2012 12:23:24 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: ShadowAce

Ping!.........


2 posted on 01/14/2012 12:24:28 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Red Badger

Good for Yama Tough for showing the world how inept Norton is at computer security.


3 posted on 01/14/2012 12:29:25 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Red Badger

Not to condone theft of IP, but maybe someone can now figure out what makes it darn near impossible to remove all traces of Nortons useless crapware from a PC!


4 posted on 01/14/2012 12:31:08 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Red Badger

Ugh. Norton.


5 posted on 01/14/2012 12:34:17 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: bigbob
Only one way I know of - you have to edit the registry. Symantec has instructions buried somewhere on their website.

I actually wound up saving all my data and files, then wiping the drive and starting over. I now use ESET which is far simpler, isn't continually broadcasting information about my computer to who-knows-who and doesn't hog resources.

6 posted on 01/14/2012 12:35:30 PM PST by apoxonu
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To: Red Badger

Loaded NAV up once. Slowed my system down to a damned snails pace. Deleted it immediately....never again.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 12:35:52 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger

Crap. I have norton on my dell xps, today I shut the computer down, and it won’t start back up. It doesn’t get by the initial startup. I wonder if this is related...


8 posted on 01/14/2012 12:39:41 PM PST by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Red Badger

It reduces victims of hacking by being such an annoyance that people shut their computers off and use the telephone.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 12:48:32 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (eat more possum.)
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To: Red Badger
Reporting By Frank Jack Daniel

Sounds like a plan to me...

10 posted on 01/14/2012 12:51:46 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Red Badger

Say what you will, but I generally leave my computers unprotected against the horrible outside world.

In general, it’s worked fine. I don’t open unknown attachments and I’m somewhat careful what sites I click to. I only pay with credit cards, knowing that a fake charge will be dealt with by the credit card, with little or no risk to me. One time, a non-computer savey friend picked up a a root kit. Yes, it was a pain to get rid of it (I needed a clean computer to advise me), but I did.

Other than no problems. My computers run MUCH FASTER without that garbage watching them.


11 posted on 01/14/2012 12:53:24 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: Gaffer

If you think Norton is slow, try MaCafee, it’ll make Norton look like a Ferrari...


12 posted on 01/14/2012 12:54:31 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Red Badger

I’ve had both. Never again....using MSE now...works great!


13 posted on 01/14/2012 12:56:43 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger
Why? It doesn't work well anyway.........maybe someone can fix it.............

Why?

Maybe someone can figure out how to actually uninstall it!

14 posted on 01/14/2012 1:04:01 PM PST by null and void (Day 1088 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Red Badger

They are both horrid. Many years back I liked Nortons. For the past few years I have run VIPRE and have had no complaints.


15 posted on 01/14/2012 1:04:28 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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16 posted on 01/14/2012 1:32:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: BobL

Get a cheap laptop that you only use for internet use. Make an image of the pristine machine. Once a week reload the image.

For your important work keep a machine that never gets connected.


17 posted on 01/14/2012 1:46:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: Brandonmark

At first I was going to ignore this article . . but then I sat up and took notice.


18 posted on 01/14/2012 2:02:56 PM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
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To: Red Badger
Release Norton!


19 posted on 01/14/2012 2:07:10 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: trumandogz
Good for Yama Tough for showing the world how inept Norton is at computer security.

But they're really good at taking up all of your computer's CPU.

20 posted on 01/14/2012 2:07:10 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Red Badger
Maybe it's not a matter of poor security, it's H1B workers. Hundreds of thousands here.. some are bound to have ulterior motives.

I just hope that PC hasn't made it possible for them to work on our most valuable defense systems.. but certainly it appears that secrets are finding their way overseas.

21 posted on 01/14/2012 2:15:26 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 6SJ7
I like the new Ed Norton:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Norton

22 posted on 01/14/2012 2:23:41 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: bigbob

Very easy to remove Norton, Install Linux


23 posted on 01/14/2012 3:22:23 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Red Badger

24 posted on 01/14/2012 3:24:48 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: trumandogz

“Good for Yama Tough for showing the world how inept Norton is at computer security.”\

I know. I used to work for them and Cyberdefender. They’re both similar. The difference is that Norton became lackadaisical in their business acumen and were not entirely listening to their software engineers. Cyberdefender was just pure s*am. You know those “I’ll clean your pc in minutes!” ads on radio? That’s Cyberdefender.


25 posted on 01/14/2012 4:45:42 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: Red Badger
http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/19200-Symantec-Confirms-Norton-AV-Source-Code-Exposed.html
26 posted on 01/14/2012 8:02:17 PM PST by TChad
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