Tuesday, January 02, 2007New worm threat rings in the New Year Security experts warn a new virus has been popping up on thousands of computers, just as people – back to work after the holidays – have begun firing up their computers and checking their inboxes.
Sunday, December 03, 2006Symantec blames poor services on piracy, but... Symantec says that a piracy ring is costing it tens of millions of dollars in revenue and is partially behind a slowdown in the release of new software licences for some Veritas backup products. But customers say the firm's technical support has deteriorated since its merger with Veritas.
Thursday, August 10, 2006Symantec lists Windows Vista weaknesses Symantec has released a report outlining some weaknesses in the kernel protection mechanisms built into a beta version of Windows Live.
Thursday, May 25, 2006Symantec targets new security threats Symantec Corp. used its Vision 2006 conference in San Francisco this month to stake out new turf in the protection business, outlining a broader approach to security that aims to protect the enterprise from infrastructure and information right thru to interactions.
Thursday, May 18, 2006E-mail attacks target unpatched Word hole Antivirus companies and the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) issued a warning Friday about sophisticated e-mail attacks that are using a previously unknown hole in Microsoft Word to infiltrate corporate networks.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006IBM's BuildForge buy will boost compliance Looking for a better way to help corporate software developers meet compliance demands, IBM Corp. said Tuesday that it has acquired BuildForge Inc. IBM didn't reveal financial details about the purchase of BuildForge, a privately held specialist in application-development management software located in Austin, Texas.
Thursday, April 27, 2006Web services risks ignored: Research In their rush to implement Web services, some companies may be exposing themselves to new security risks that they may not fully understand, a security researcher said at the CanSecWest/core06 conference in Vancouver this month.
Monday, March 20, 2006'Beware of tax phishers wearing IRS mask' U.S. taxpayers aren't the only ones busy as the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches. Identity thieves posing as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have also been active, sending out hundreds of thousands of phony "phishing" e-mail messages, according to the IRS and security vendors Symantec Corp. and Websense Inc.
Thursday, March 02, 2006Anti-virus software targets access control Anti-virus software rivals McAfee and Symantec are going toe-to-toe again as they both unveiled network access control products at the RSA Conference in San Jose, Calif. last month.
Monday, October 31, 2005Threat landscape changing The Internet security threat landscape is changing, according to security firm Symantec. Attackers are moving away from large, multipurpose attacks on network perimeters and towards smaller, more focused attacks on client-side targets.
Sunday, March 20, 2005Hackers value dollars most Phishing has come of age, Web application vulnerabilities are still a serious threat and viruses are a continual and growing network annoyance. These are just a few findings of the semi-annual Symantec Corp. Internet Security Threat Report released today.
Monday, February 14, 2005Antivirus, e-mail vendors up ante in malware fight Technology to fight spyware, remotely controlled bots and other threats will dominate news from the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, as antivirus and e-mail security companies offer new products and features to protect companies and Internet users from sophisticated, malicious code.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005Symantec, Veritas tackle information integrity The merger of Symantec Corp and Veritas Software Corp., announced late last year, will create the fourth largest independent software company focusing on providing information and security integrity across enterprises.
Thursday, November 11, 2004Information integrity strikes a chord This past summer, while the Royal Bank was battling its IT demons, the company ultimately had only one concern — was the information stored on its servers trustworthy? As it turns out, customer account balance snafus notwithstanding, the bank did have faith in its data and the recovery which, though time consuming, was successful. This concept of information integrity was the focus of a recent Symantec Corp. Webcast.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004Information integrity strikes a chord This past summer, while the Royal Bank was battling its IT demons, the company ultimately had only one concern - was the information stored on its servers trustworthy? This concept of information integrity was the focus of a Symantec Corp. Webcast on Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004Russian firm reports first mobile phone worm Antivirus company Kaspersky Labs Ltd. said on Monday that it discovered the first-ever computer virus capable of spreading over mobile phone networks.
Wednesday, June 02, 2004Not all security should be outsourced: experts In a time when outsourcing is all the rage and IT security is slowly following this trend, panelists at yesterday’s Infosecurity Canada 2004 conference in Toronto were in agreement that certain portions of a company’s security should always be kept in house since they are too important to entrust to others.
Thursday, April 01, 20042003 not a great year for security: report Symantec’s semi-annual Internet Security Threat report, released last month, paints a picture of an increasingly threatening Internet. But unlike previous reports, there seems to be little in the way of good news.
Friday, November 14, 2003News briefs
Monday, April 28, 2003E-mail worm exploits SARS anxiety In the latest example of computer virus writers capitalizing on current events, a new e-mail worm uses fears about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to entice users into opening a file attachment, infecting host machines and helping spread the virus to other machines on the Internet.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003Company agrees to pay in software piracy lawsuit A Markham, Ont.-based firm has agreed to settle out of court on a charge of having unlicensed software installed on its computers
Tuesday, April 22, 2003E-mail worm exploits SARS anxiety In the latest example of computer virus writers capitalizing on current events, a new e-mail worm uses fears about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to entice users into opening a file attachment, infecting host machines and helping spread the virus to other machines on the Internet.
Sunday, April 13, 2003Sun, Symantec team on appliance Sun Microsystems Inc. and antivirus company Symantec Corp. are releasing a "no hassles" intrusion detection system (IDS) appliance targeted at the enterprise and service provider markets, the two companies announced at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
Thursday, April 03, 2003Spam graduates from annoyance to liability Though not relegated to the past, e-mail’s virus vexation seems to be taking a back seat to another scourge — spam.
Thursday, March 20, 2003Keeping worms from bookworms With more than 45,000 staff and students, Toronto’s York University faced some unique issues when it implemented and upgraded its antivirus software.