Symantec recommends disabling pcAnywhere after source code leak

By Rick · 9 replies
Jan 26, 2012
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  1. In a PDF outlining the impact of its proprietary source code being stolen, Symantec recommends disabling pcAnywhere until the next update is issued. This warning includes users who are running…

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  2. How the heck can anonymous be blamed for the 2006 leak if they pretty much didn't exist back then?
  3. jafo818

    jafo818 TS Rookie

    Anonymous may not have existed, but their members aren't newborns. Use your brain.
  4. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Dunno if this is a stupid question but... with encryption, any system not out there for public attack is inherently insecure. Since it hasn't had the opportunity to withstand or fail under open attack, so weaknesses can be dealt with, you have to assume it provides only false security, which is worse than knowing you have none.

    Wouldn't a private pipe to a remote machine be subject to the same principles? That is, if source code isn't out there being tested openly, and its developers learning from failed or successful intrusion attempts, wouldn't you have to assume it can only supply a false sense of security for your system?
  5. Symantec. Slowing computers since 1982 ®
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    LMAO that is golden bro!
  7. I bet it was an inside job. Symantec hired anons without a clue.
  8. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    yeah, like someone who uses symantec garbage on their computer is a person who keeps up with tech news.
  9. joeljoels

    joeljoels TS Rookie

    Looool, that's a good one dude.:)))Maybe they should have recommended uninstalling that pcanywhere junk, everyone would have been waay better without it.

    I don't think either though that anon had anything with the theft of pcanywhere source code, it was stolen way back in 2006 and I suppose anon didn't exist back then.

    Speaking of Pcanywhere, I keep hearing about some audials anywhere program that's supposed to let you access your files anywhere and I was wondering if it's in any way related to pcanywhere or something like that?

    Not sure if it's some remote access program; the news seems kinda interesting but I just don't wanna risk it if it's got something to do with Pcanywhere.

    You know what they say: better safe than sorry.
  10. joeljoels

    joeljoels TS Rookie

    How's it going guys? Just wanted to say that I found out that pcanywhere 's got nothing to do with that audials anwyhere software I mentioned.

    It's a totally different thing and it's definitely not some remote access program, from what I've read, but a personal media cloud.

    If anyone else has some use for this sorta cloud, I read it'll also come with some invitation system that could be used to invite your friends to take a look at, stream and copy files from your media collection straight to their pcs.

    Idk why but reminds me of private trackers, though might be wrong on that.

    Anyhow, it might be a good alternative to p2p filesharing public sites...

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