Jan 292012
 January 29, 2012  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Jim Finkle reports:

Security firm Symantec took the rare step of advising customers to stop using one of its products, saying its pcAnywhere software for accessing remote PCs is at increased risk of getting hacked after blueprints of that software were stolen.

The announcement is the company’s most direct acknowledgement to date that a 2006 theft of its source code put customers at risk of attack.

Symantec said it was only asking customers to temporarily stop using the product, until it releases an update to the software that will mitigate the risk of an attack.

Read more on  The Age.    Ars Technica and Threat Level also cover this story.

  One Response to “Hacking fears: Symantec tells customers to disable software”

  1. The anti-virus company symantec has hacked 5 year’s back and it had announced it’s user’s to disable it’s software.

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