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Symantec Relaunches Phishing Info Sharing Network

Symantec on Monday relaunched an anti-phishing fraud service it acquired in its 2005 acquisition of WholeSecurity, and said major Internet players including eBay, Google, Yahoo, RSA Security, and Wells Fargo will participate in the data sharing group. Microsoft, however, has dropped out. First unveiled in February 2005 by WholeSecurity, the Phish Report Network is being [...]

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Yet Another Zero-Day Smacks IE

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which was just patched with 10 fixes two weeks ago, suffers from yet another zero-day vulnerability that can be exploited remotely, security firm Symantec said Monday. In an alert to customers of its DeepSight threat system, Symantec cited a vulnerability first posted to the Bugtraq security mailing list by researcher Michal Zalewski, [...]

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Is Security Consolidation Coming?

News Analysis: While larger security applications vendors are thriving, some of their smaller rivals appear to be diving. Analysts say mergers across the industry may be around the bend. Increased demand for security suites and too many anti-virus vendors could create a good brew for consolidation, said industry watchers. While industry giant Symantec continues to [...]

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An Open Letter to Security Vendors

To: John Thompson, CEO, Symantec George Samenuk, CEO, McAfee Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro Laura Yecies, General Manager, Zone Labs All of you have reason to worry about the prospect of Microsoft entering the security market this summer with a new service called OneCare. But you’re focused on the wrong problem. Instead of focusing on [...]

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Oracle Bug Exploit Loose

An exploit that leverages one of the three-dozen vulnerabilities patched Tuesday by Oracle has been spotted in the wild, a security company said Thursday, making patching even more essential. According to an alert sent by Symantec to customers of its DeepSight system, an exploit for one of the Oracle flaws was published on the Bugtraq [...]

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Symantec Makes New Bid to Secure IM

From the article: Security software maker Symantec is hoping to cash in on enterprise customers’ growing headaches around managing and protecting instant messaging applications, including the freely available IM clients so popular among today’s users. While corporate messaging systems made by companies including Microsoft and IBM have long been pitched as the best answer to [...]

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Symantec Updates Malware Lineup

Security software maker Symantec introduced the latest versions of its anti-virus and anti-spyware applications, offering more powerful malware detection capabilities and improved network reporting tools for monitoring against potential attacks. Read full article

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Top 50 Malicious Code Samples Reveals Secrets

Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report found an increase in threats designed to facilitate cyber crime. While past attacks were designed to destroy data, today’s attacks are increasingly designed to silently steal data for profit without doing noticeable damage that would alert a user to its presence, the company said. In its previous report, Symantec [...]

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Macintosh Reputation for Safety Shaken With Two Worm Attacks

From the article: Users of Apple Computer Inc.’s Macintosh computers have long enjoyed the technology equivalent of a safe neighborhood, where the viruses and security nuisances that bedevil far-more-common Windows-based PCs are practically nonexistent. Now, as the Mac is seeing some of its best sales in years, bad guys appear to be casing the joint. [...]

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Zombie PCs Menace Mankind

The trend continues as more and more bot-infected, zombie computers, modular malicious code are being used for criminal activities such as denial of service extortion attempts and other cyber raids according to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report. The good news for the average Internet user is updating and patching their computer is still the most [...]

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