Computerworld Blogs - Symantec en Blame infected Windows PCs, not smart fridge, for spam-spewing botnet attack <!--paging_filter--><p> Did you hear about the cyberattack in which &#39;smart&#39; refrigerators, TVs, and Internet connected multi-media centers were part of botnet sending spam? Symantec said your fridge is innocent of the spam campaign this time, but you can blame it in the future. For now, blame the spam-spewing botnet attack on infected Microsoft Windows computers instead of IoT devices.</p> botnet cyberattack IoT Proofpoint smart devices spam-spewing smart refrigerator Symantec Cybercrime and Hacking Malware and Vulnerabilities Security Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:57:35 +0000 Darlene Storm 23439 at Symantec board boots ex-CEO Enrique Salem <!--paging_filter--><p> Enrique Salem, president and CEO of Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), has been kicked out. He&#39;s replaced by the board&#39;s chairman, Steve Bennett. It&#39;s said that Salem&#39;s lot was to preside over a period of flat profits, missed opportunities, and unwelcome gaffes. In <a href="" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers unspin the PR and get to the bottom of the rolling head.</p> Brightmail ceo Enrique Salem Symantec SYMC Applications Cloud Computing Data Storage Management Security Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:49:47 +0000 Richi Jennings 20746 at AntiSec leaks Symantec pcAnywhere source code after $50k extortion not paid <!--paging_filter--><p>High drama in cyber realm after hackers wanted $50,000 from Symantec or else the hacking group would leak the security firm's source code. Email negotiations between hackers and feds posing as a Symantec employee went down in flames. Now a file claiming to be Symantec's pcAnywhere source code set sail into the wild from The Pirate Bay.</p> Anonymous AntiSec cybercrime extortion hacking hacktivists pcAnywhere security Symantec Symantec source code Applications Cybercrime and Hacking Endpoint Security Internet Security Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:54:48 +0000 Darlene Storm 19695 at Android Market security: An interview with Android's VP of engineering <!--paging_filter--><p>Google has just unveiled a new malware-protection system for the Android Market. I had a chance to chat with Android's VP of engineering about the new system, the state of Android security, and the future of mobile-based threats.</p> Android Android apps Android Market antivirus apps cell phones Google Google Android malware mobile mobile malware mobile phones security smartphones Symantec virus viruses App Development Applications Cloud Computing Cybercrime and Hacking Data Center Emerging Technologies Endpoint Security Linux and Unix Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Open Source Operating Systems Privacy Security Smartphones Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:30:14 +0000 JR Raphael 19673 at Symantec launches massive 'Android malware' scare campaign -- extreme caution advised <!--paging_filter--><p>Security software peddler Symantec has launched what may be the largest malware scare campaign ever conducted against Android users, researchers at the Android Power Labs have discovered.</p> Android Android apps antivirus cell phones Google Google Android malware mobile mobile malware mobile phones security smartphones Symantec virus viruses Applications Linux and Unix Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Open Source Operating Systems Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:32:38 +0000 JR Raphael 19654 at Hacked memo leaked: Apple, Nokia, RIM supply backdoors for gov't intercept? <!--paging_filter--><p>After hackers snatched an internal memo from India's Military Intelligence servers, dirty details made with mobile manufacturers 'in exchange for an Indian market presence' suggest RIM, Nokia and Apple (RINOA) provide "intercept backdoors" for governments. What started as a story about Symantec Norton source code stolen from military intelligence has now morphed into allegations of government backdoors for spying, intelligence agencies around the world, and an expert who suggests to "assume evil" and trust neither Apple iCloud nor Microsoft Skydrive encryption.</p> AntiSec Apple backdoor hack iCloud intercept Lords of Dharmaraja Microsoft Nokia RIM RINOA security surveillance Symantec Cybercrime and Hacking Endpoint Security Gov't Legislation/Regulation Infrastructure Management Internet Privacy Security Sun, 08 Jan 2012 18:20:19 +0000 Darlene Storm 19531 at Brace for "son of Stuxnet" -- Duqu spies on SCADA <!--paging_filter--><p>A supposed &quot;precursor&quot; to the next Stuxnet has been discovered. The Duqu Trojan aims to reconnoiter critical SCADA infrastructure in advance of future attacks. In <a href="">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers watch closely.</p> Duqu Iran SCADA Stuxnet Symantec SYMC trojan Trojans W32.Stuxnet Cybercrime and Hacking Endpoint Security Gov't Legislation/Regulation Healthcare IT Infrastructure Management Privacy Security Windows Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:03:04 +0000 Richi Jennings 19124 at Intel's purchase of McAfee is a head scratcher <!--paging_filter--><p>Intel's intended acquisition of McAfee for $7.68 billion is a real head-scratcher. They could have purchased comparable security technology or more attractive security businesses for much less. This deal just does not make sense on so many levels, except for McAfee shareholders who were last seen in the streets hugging and giggling.</p> Check Point Citrix Intel McAfee Microsoft security Symantec Trend Micro Security Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:38:59 +0000 Eric Ogren 16790 at Dell disrupts data-dedupe apple-cart with Ocarina (and gamer cake) <!--paging_filter--><p>This will set the cat among the pigeons in the data-deduplication world: Dell is to <a href="">acquire Ocarina Networks</a> for its content-aware dedupe and compression technology. In <a href="" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers wonder how this will affect the rest of the industry. Not to mention <i><a href="">a telling gamer wedding cake</a>...</i><br /> (DELL)</p> BlueArc commvault data compression data deduplication Data Domain data storage Dedupe Dell EMC Equallogic Goutham Rao Hitachi Hitachi Data Systems HP HPQ M&A Murli Thirumale NetApp Ocarina Ocarina Networks storage Symantec SYMC tiered storage Cloud Computing Data Center Data Storage Emerging Technologies Hardware Infrastructure Management Servers Social Business Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:57:17 +0000 Richi Jennings 16565 at Fake and bake! <!--paging_filter--><p>I've seen this dozens of times: &quot;scamware&quot; that tricks unsuspecting users into installing a bogus security product.  Some of the best ones look like they’re alerts from your operating system and appear as a tray icon with a balloon warning that your machine is infected and that you need to download &quot;this product&quot; in order to eliminate the threat. Sadly, when you see that bogus alert it means you've already been infected. </p> knowledge scamware Symantec Vipre Security Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:14:40 +0000 Douglas Schweitzer 14949 at Microsoft Security Essentials is here; download it if you dare <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="" moz-do-not-send="true" height="1" width="1" />Microsoft Security Essentials is now available. Formerly codenamed <i>Morro</i>, this replacement for OneCare is free and sounds like it could be a genuine threat to commercial anti-malware. In <i><a href="">IT Blogwatch</a></i>, bloggers get ready to <a title="Download MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)" href="">download it</a>. Not to mention<i> résumé inspiration...</i><br />(MSFT) (SYMC) (MFE) (TMI) (4704)</p> 4704 Forefront McAfee MFE Microsoft Microsoft Security Essentials Morro MSE MSFT Onecare Symantec SYMC TMI Trend Micro Desktop Apps Endpoint Security Gov't Legislation/Regulation Security Windows Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:55:52 +0000 Richi Jennings 14817 at Security woes push IT to MSPs <!--paging_filter--><p>With attacks on IT systems rising and getting more successful, managed service providers with security expertise ought to see their business boom.</p> managed service provider MSP Symantec Cloud Computing Cybercrime and Hacking Security Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:07:05 +0000 Mark Everett Hall 13518 at New Excel 0-day being exploited <!--paging_filter--><p><a href=""><strong>Symantec is reporting</strong></a> that there is an exploit in the wild for an Excel 2007 and Excel 2007 SP1 zero-day remote code execution vulnerability (other versions may be affected as well).  There's not a lot of publicly available information about the trojan or the vulnerability.  Symantec is saying that the vulnerability is being exploited by a variant of the Mdropper trojan, which they are calling Trojan.Mdropper.AC.  There are no patches for this yet (which is part of the definition for 0-day, so duh).</p> Excel mdropper Microsoft Symantec zero day Cybercrime and Hacking Security Tue, 24 Feb 2009 03:45:04 +0000 Michael R. Farnum 13252 at Symantec shows the way in desktop virtualization <!--paging_filter--><p>Three virtual operating systems on your laptop makes secure sense.</p> Symantec virtualization Laptops Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:18:24 +0000 Eric Lundquist 12869 at Virtualization news will be heavy in the next few weeks <!--paging_filter--><p>If you are looking at virtualization capabilities, then you need to look at Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, and check out Symantec. Ask each how their approach will bring more effective, and cost-effective, security to your organization. They all have good security stories and their answers may help you decide.</p> Citrix Microsoft security Symantec virtualization VMware Desktop Apps Emerging Technologies Internet Security Windows Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:41:23 +0000 Eric Ogren 11868 at