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    Hackers steal Norton Source Code - What do we do?
    « on: January 19, 2012, 07:04:25 AM »
    For those of us who have Norton Antivirus, what would be the best procedure  in view of the recent theft of their source code?  If we decide to download a different antivirus program, do we download it, go off line, turn off Norton (or delete it), RUN the new program and then go back on line to get the updates for the new program?  Of the free antivirus programs, which one(s) are the most effective?  I am definitely paranoid when it comes to security.  Thank you

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    Re: Hackers steal Norton Source Code - What do we do?
    « Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 07:08:23 AM »
    Wow, paranoid is right :).

    Relax. I suggest you read the following and then find something else to worry about ;)
    http://www.livehacking.com/2012/01/09/hackers-steal-source-code-to-norton-antivirus/

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      Re: Hackers steal Norton Source Code - What do we do?
      « Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 07:30:01 AM »
      Thank you, Allan.  I had read that one and wasn't too, too concerned, until I read this more recent article from Symantec:
      http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223495/Symantec_backtracks_admits_own_network_hacked
      .....and that is when the paranoia set in.   

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      Re: Hackers steal Norton Source Code - What do we do?
      « Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 12:09:36 PM »
      I'm confused. How does the theft of their source code pose an issue?

      It's not the source code that does the detections. It's the various signatures.
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.