Symantec advises disabling pcAnywhere due to source code theft

Symantec advises disabling pcAnywhere due to source code theft

Posted on January 26th, 2012 by admin

What happened;

 

A hacker called YamaTough, stole some source code for older versions of Norton anti-virus products.  While this effects vintage 2006 Norton products somehow it may be enough to allow a hacker to compromise later versions of pcAnywhere.

 What Symantec is saying in a white paper;

 

“At this time, Symantec recommends disabling the product until Symantec releases a final set of software updates that resolve currently known vulnerability risks. For customers that require pcAnywhere for business critical purposes, it is recommended that customers understand the current risks, ensure pcAnywhere 12.5 is installed, apply all relevant patches as they are released, and follow the general security best practices discussed herein.”

 What Users Need to Do

 

Download or read on line the recommendations by Symantec, here is the link:

 http://www.symantec.com/connect/sites/default/files/pcAnywhere%20Security%20Recommendations%20WP_01_23_Final.pdf

 See the full story at “Tech News World”:

 

 http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Symantec-Tells-Customers-to-Pull-the-Plug-on-pcAnywhere-Following-Code-Theft-74281.html