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Hackers Claim Breach Of Norton Antivirus Source Code; Experts Say Claims Are Exaggerated
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Georgeken
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2/10/2012 | 6:52:06 AM
re: Hackers Claim Breach Of Norton Antivirus Source Code; Experts Say Claims Are Exaggerated
-Nice bits of information,Heard symantec is going to set new research labs.
MS8699
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MS8699,
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2/9/2012 | 8:56:57 AM
re: Hackers Claim Breach Of Norton Antivirus Source Code; Experts Say Claims Are Exaggerated
Symantec can confirm that a segment of its source code used in two of
our older enterprise products has been accessed, one of which has been
discontinued.
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Mya
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Mya,
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1/23/2012 | 11:21:32 AM
re: Hackers Claim Breach Of Norton Antivirus Source Code; Experts Say Claims Are Exaggerated
Symantec being an anti-virus company,Couldn't protect its source code??.
gjones495
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1/11/2012 | 6:11:03 PM
re: Hackers Claim Breach Of Norton Antivirus Source Code; Experts Say Claims Are Exaggerated
If source code is given to a third-party, what was the understanding for it's use and protection? I believe this is a lesson for all of us that share our personal information to begin asking "Why is this information needed? How long will you keep it? How is it protected/disposed of?"

Think about the risk of outsourced transcribing for doctors over the past 10 years, chances are that was done off-shore and maybe without understanding the risks.

It happens to big and small businesses, only too often you never hear about it.

George E. Jones Jr, CISM CRISC CISSP

Intrinsic Security Practitioners
SecureBPI
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SecureBPI,
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1/10/2012 | 12:10:04 AM
re: Hackers Claim Breach Of Norton Antivirus Source Code; Experts Say Claims Are Exaggerated
Source code is valuable to learn architecture, compiler behavior, coding
style & more.

Software modules arenGt discarded; theyGre kept in code libraries. Code reuse
is a given, so a 4-5 yr age may not mean anything.

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Since itGs installed w/ admin privileges it has access to system
internals. The code knowledge can be used on newer versions to disable/corrupt operation,
own the system or ignore attacker activities & tools. This works very
nicely for Advanced Persistent Threat and 0Day attacks.

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The updating mechanisms, operation, & delivery systems themselves can
be used to attack other system components.

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David C. Brown, PMP, CISSP, CEH

Business CyberSecurity, Inc.

www.businesscybersecurity.com
Latoya
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Latoya,
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1/8/2012 | 9:42:40 PM
re: Hackers Claim Breach Of Norton Antivirus Source Code; Experts Say Claims Are Exaggerated
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