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Symantec reveals Norton One – premium support for your anti-virus

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Norton yesterday announced the brand new Norton One premium service where consumers can buy and manage their computer and mobile devices’ security from one location in the cloud. The new membership service is currently in selected markets – including the United States and in Australia in Spring 2012. So, what can you expect? Well, users who subscribe get preferential treatment and will receive premium support within two minutes or less, […]

Microsoft Security Essentials tops anti-virus list

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Credits: Robert S. Donovan/Flickr (Creative Commons) Microsoft’s Security Essentials has officially become the most-used anti-virus program for this quarter and appears to be growing at an exponential rate than its competitors, according to a new report by security analysts OPSWAT. Microsoft’s free security program – launched in 2009 as a replacement for Windows Live OneCare and an additional layer of protection from Windows Defender – topped the free alternatives from […]

Symantec appoints cybersecurity advisor

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Symantec has announced that it will appoint Adam Palmer to become the Lead Cybersecurity Advisor for its Norton department, where he will be the public face of preventing cybercrime via education, empowerment and by reinforcing online rights with the assistance of law enforcement and other key organisations. “Adam Palmer is a proven leader in the fight against cybercriminals and a powerful addition to our team,” Janice Chafflin, the President of […]

Symantec calls Chinese city world’s hacker hub

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China isn’t getting any good news within the technology sector, especially when Google just pulled Google.cn from the country and moved it to Hong Kong. Now, Symantec has identified a city in China to be the world’s capital of cyber-espionage, after identifying and tracing 12 billion e-mails that were “target attacks” coming from China – a higher number than what Symantec initially thought. Researchers found that 21.3% percent that were […]

Kazaa gets angry with Symantec after “mistake”

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Remember Kazaa – that adware-riddled application that allowed you to freely download MP3s back in the early noughties? Turns out, they’re still alive, but also have done a Napster and have gone legit after numerous lawsuits and a very big one in Australia that saw it banned. But after Symantec identified it as adware (again), the new owners Brilliant Digital Entertainment are angry and have released a “Consumer Notice”. “Symantec […]

Symantec’s new target: Networking

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Symantec and Chinese networking vendor Huawei have announced a joint venture, which will be based in China. Huawei will have 51% of the company, while Symantec will have 49%. This joint venture will market security and storage applications for networking solutions. Huawei’s Australian customers include Vodafone and Optus.


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