Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

General discussion

News - August 19, 2004

Symantec upgrades Norton security products

Symantec has unveiled new versions of its Norton security products - beefing up some of the real-time and automated features--and will release them in the next few weeks.
Being updated are Norton AntiVirus, Personal Firewall, and AntiSpam, all of which will be bundled in the upcoming Norton Internet Security 2005. Norton AntiVirus will ship separately in August, with the remaining applications and the suite to follow in mid-September.

Norton AntiVirus 2005 now includes a 30-second QuickScan, which runs during AntiVirus's LiveUpdate automatic software update and checks for active viruses in system memory and other critical areas. More significantly, perhaps, Norton AntiVirus 2005 supplements traditional e-mail virus protection with new Internet Worm Protection to combat threats that automatically scan IP addresses for open ports.

"It's a very targeted solution to stop the Blasters and Code Reds," says Kelly Martin, senior product manager of the Norton AntiVirus product line, of the port-locking technology that Norton AntiVirus adopts from Symantec's major security suite, Norton Personal Firewall.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/index.cfm?go=news.view&news=4081

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: News - August 19, 2004
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: News - August 19, 2004
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Thanks Brent!

In reply to: News - August 19, 2004

You consistently come up interesting and informative news updates.

Thanks for sharing. Happy

Glenn

Collapse -
Microsoft downplays XP SP2 flaw claims

In reply to: News - August 19, 2004

Microsoft has won the first round against security researchers digging for flaws in its Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), dismissing claims by German consultants to have identified vulnerabilities.

Heise Security said that flaws in the configuration of XP after implementing SP2 could allow files to be downloaded onto a client PC without the user's consent by bypassing the new warning procedure for downloading files.

But the researchers admitted these holes were mainly theoretical and that no code yet exists to exploit them anyway. Microsoft has said it does not consider the areas identified as issues that it would develop patches or workarounds to address.

In a statement to the researchers the company said that it had investigated the report, but added: "We don't see these issues as being in conflict with the design goals of the new protections."

http://www.vnunet.com/news/1157459

Collapse -
Online fraudsters target UK users

In reply to: News - August 19, 2004

Extent of crime could damage public confidence in safety of ecommerce.

More than 100,000 people in the UK have been targeted by a virus designed to steal sensitive information from computer users.

The outbreak was considered serious enough for the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) to issue a warning last week.

Criminals, believed to be operating out of North America and China, send emails containing an invoice claiming recipients have purchased electronic goods.

When users click through to the fake billing information website, a 'trojan' virus is downloaded, containing malicious code that records keystrokes, allowing fraudsters to access secret passwords and PINs when victims next visit secure web sites.

http://www.vnunet.com/news/1157442

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

GRAMMYS 2019

Here's Everything to Know About the 2019 Grammys

Find out how to watch the Grammy Awards if you don't have cable and more.