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Symantec: Stop Using pcAnywhere, Right Now
« on: January 25, 2012, 06:15:45 pm »

Symantec has admitted that blueprints for current versions of its pcAnywhere software were stolen in 2006 and that all users are at risk of attack and should pull the plug.

That includes users of both current and past iterations as well as those bundled with Altiris and the pcAnywhere Thin Host packaged with backup and security products.

The theft came to light when an Indian hacking group calling itself the Lords of Dharmaraja threatened to publish the source code.

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http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/01/25/symantec-stop-pcanywhere/



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Re: Symantec: Stop Using pcAnywhere, Right Now
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 06:35:08 pm »
And a short update: according to DShield data it appears that someone started scanning around for services on port 5631 (pcAnywhere). While the number of sources is still relatively low (indicating a single scanner, or a small number of them), the number of targets is pretty high.
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Re: Symantec: Stop Using pcAnywhere, Right Now
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 07:03:39 pm »
In 2006? It certainly is a good thing a Security company let people know right away when their security was at risk.

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Re: Symantec: Stop Using pcAnywhere, Right Now
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 02:47:18 am »
In 2006? It certainly is a good thing a Security company let people know right away when their security was at risk.
...sounds typical of Symantec. :a
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