Hackers Nab Norton Antivirus Source Code

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aarcane

If norton security was worth half the code in their repository, it would be open for public review at the very least.  The fact that they don't make it publically available indicates that they KNOW of security vulnerabilities in their code base and don't want them known to potential CRACKERS, or worse and more likely, that they suspect possible vulnerabilities but don't know how or where to fix it.

If they truly had confidence in their product's abilities, they'd open up the source to public scrutiny.  (Though I do understand why it's not open sourced completely.  Not like there aren't dozens if not hundreds of companies using an open source business model effectively)

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frizzly

any code can be hacked and or modified. it is better to be safe than sorry. it is all a matter of security.

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kixofmyg0t

They got part of the source code to the old bloated Norton?

Thats cute.

 

Doesnt matter in reality. The current Norton was built from scratch back in 2010. 

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eikichi

It would be a cleaver twist if Norton cooked this up himself (or faked it) in order to pressure enterprise customers still running older Norton AV suites to finally update their service contracts.

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Cleaver

That would not be Cleaver. 

 

I am Cleaver, see. 

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Brad Chacos

That would be clever, but I have to ask: conspiracy theory much?

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Nimrod

Yeah sort of like display mfgs geting together and setting a single price for stuff huh?

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Cleaver

If anyone is still rocking Norton 2006, then they probably deserve to have their security comprimised anyway. 

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