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    Re: News - Symantec held to ransom as pcAnywhere souce code gets leaked

    Still extortion however they sugar-coat it. I agree with some of the stuff they do, e.g. preventing big corporations/governments gaining too much influence on the net but they frequently cross the line and gain a bad public reputation. However, I suppose it's a huge group of people who have different motives so can't really be thought of as a single entity.

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    Re: News - Symantec held to ransom as pcAnywhere souce code gets leaked

    Symantec held to ransom, pcAnywhere souce code leaked. What is souce?

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    Re: News - Symantec held to ransom as pcAnywhere souce code gets leaked

    @Cr@ig
    The article itself links to a CNET article as well as to a pastebin posting with raw text of emails. Also there is Claims by Anonymous about Symantec Source Code on the Symantec site. And of course there is AnonymousIRC over on twitter.

    Be careful following any links from Anon IRC on twitter. They were using links as part of their ddos attacks.

    As an aside, we really need a de-bit.ly extension for browsers so we can see where they link. Does anyone know if this exists?

    edit: just realised, you may have asked for the pcanywhere source not the article source. Just goes to show I should read more than twice before posting. If this is right, then the article mentions pirate bay.

    edit again: the source code is basically the text of the programming language (the list of commands) used to write the program. Or from google "A text listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable computer program."
    Last edited by TaintedShirt; 09-02-2012 at 12:55 AM. Reason: cos I'm thick, so thick, so very very thick.

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    Re: News - Symantec held to ransom as pcAnywhere souce code gets leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by Cr@ig View Post
    The Money was to go to charity not themselves. More like Robin Hood to me so i can agree with that.
    The "we're doin' it for charidee" claim very late in the day from Anonymou$, so unless you're naive then it's clearly an attempt to respin their extortion into a positive light.

    That said, remembering that Symantec make huge claims as a vendor of security solutions, then I'd be less than eager to avail myself of their (very expensive) services if they can't even secure their own systems. Physician - heal thyself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr@ig View Post
    Symantec held to ransom, pcAnywhere souce code leaked. What is souce?
    Lol well spotted.

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    Re: News - Symantec held to ransom as pcAnywhere souce code gets leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    The "we're doin' it for charidee" claim very late in the day from Anonymou$, so unless you're naive then it's clearly an attempt to respin their extortion into a positive light.

    That said, remembering that Symantec make huge claims as a vendor of security solutions, then I'd be less than eager to avail myself of their (very expensive) services if they can't even secure their own systems. Physician - heal thyself!
    Couldn't agree more with you.

    I don't use that pcanywhere thing or anything else from Symantec, for that matter, but if I did I'd really think twice about renewing my subscription.

    This pcanywhere source code theft coming from a company that's supposed to make your pc secure and protect it against attacks and other nasty stuff should definitely raise a red flag for its users. Idk, just saying.

    Oh btw, I was reading some discussion on some new audials anywhere software program (it's for accessing files and stuff anywhere or something like that if I got it right) and I was wondering if it's related in any way to the pc anywhere program.

    Does anyone have anything on it? Just to be on the safe side, I wanna keep as far away as possible from them.

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    Re: News - Symantec held to ransom as pcAnywhere souce code gets leaked

    Oh don't mind me guys, just making stupid assumptions here.))Just found out that audials anywhere thing is from a totally different company, at least if I were to believe what it says here:

    http://www.mytechguide.org/11375/aud...a-cloud-rumor/

    Now I am wondering something else, since they say it's an invitation based thing it would make it more secure than let's say filesharing sites or filelocker sites like megaupload, right?

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    Re: News - Symantec held to ransom as pcAnywhere souce code gets leaked

    Extortion is never a good thing, whether for charity or not.
    The fact that a security company that should know how to secure their systems (especially the sourcecode) is not helping the faith of its customer.

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