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Thread: Symantec and Norton Security Products Contain Critical Vulnerabilities

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    Default Symantec and Norton Security Products Contain Critical Vulnerabilities

    Systems Affected

    All Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products

    Overview

    Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Some of these products are in widespread use throughout government and industry. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
    Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-187A
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    Antivirus software is 'increasingly useless' and may make your computer less safe

    Is your antivirus protecting your computer or making it more hackable?

    Internet security experts are warning that anti-malware technology is becoming less and less effective at protecting your data and devices, and there's evidence that security software can sometimes even make your computer more vulnerable to security breaches.

    This week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) issued a warning about popular antivirus software made by Symantec, some of it under the Norton brand, after security researchers with Google's Project Zero found critical vulnerabilities.
    Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/an...ware-1.3668746
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