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May, 2010

  • 19 May

    Symantec agrees to buy part of Verisign

    According to the New York Times, security firm Symantec is on the verge of closing a deal with VeriSign’s authentication services unit for $1.3 billion USD. The unit made up nearly have of VeriSign’s $1.03 billion sales revenue last year. VeriSign wants to get out of the authentication business in …

March, 2010

  • 26 March

    Symantec: China is number-one source of malware

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    According to a recent study conducted by Symantec, more malware originates from China than any other country– 28.2%, in fact. Close behind China is Romania, which is responsible for 21.1% of malware. Next was the United States at 13.8%. Symantec found that although the majority of malware appears to come …

November, 2009

  • 27 November

    Symantec : Shortened URLs pose security risk

    Nearly all of us have used URL-shortening services such as bit.ly or TinyURL. They are a great convenience, but according to Symantec , pose a security threat. The computer security firm says their malicious use is on the rise, and that they are especially dangerous because users do not always …

May, 2009

  • 26 May

    Symantec Releases MessageLabs Intelligence Report

    Computer security giant Symantec announced the release of its May 2009 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Covering a wide variety of Internet threats, the report details some disturbing new trends. Most notably, spam has increased by 5.1% since April. It now accounts for 90.4% of email. Where you live depends on what …