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Symantec admits it won’t patch ‘catastrophic’ security flaws until mid-July

Symantec admits it won’t patch ‘catastrophic’ security flaws until mid-July

Symantec has warned customers that security flaws in the firm’s systems outed by Google’s Project Zero last month won’t be fixed until mid-July. Patches were rushed out to cover some of the “as bad as it gets” flaws identified by Project Zero, but patches to secure the fundamental architectural flaws are still some weeks away. The cloud-based versions of Symantec’s Endpoint Protection Small Business...

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Google says Symantec antivirus flaws are ‘as bad as it gets’

Products from Symantec that are supposed to protect users have made them much more open to attack, according to Google. Researcher Tavis Ormandy has spotted numerous vulnerabilities in 25 Norton and Symantec products that are "as bad as it gets," he says. "Just emailing a file to a victim or sending them a link to an exploit is enough to trigger it — the...

Symantec buys VeriSign checkmark for $1.28 Billion

Symantec buys VeriSign checkmark for $1.28 Billion

On the surface, it might sound like one of those amateurish conclusions a blogger might reach after having just read the press release: Symantec, a software company now mainly known for security products, acquires some assets from a non-competitor in order to get that company’s logo. But in the deal between Symantec and VeriSign announced yesterday, there is no mistaking the fact that the...