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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:01 pm    Post subject: Symantec Tells Customers to Pull the Plug on pcAnywhere  

The theft of code related to Symantec security products has compelled the vendor to warn customers, urging them to take various measures up to and including disabling the application pcAnywhere. New versions of the application will receive patches, but customers who can't upgrade may need to shut off the software to avoid the risk.

Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) is sounding the alarm for users of its pcAnywhere remote access software following threats from a hacker. In some cases, said the security software maker, they might want to turn off and disable the application entirely.

The hacker, who goes by the handle "YamaTough," might be a member of the hacker collective Anonymous.

The hacker claimed last week to have released pcAnywhere source code to the wild, where it could be exploited by malicious hackers.

"Customers of Symantec's pcAnywhere product may face a slightly increased security risk as a result of this exposure if they do not follow general best practices," Symantec spokesperson Brian Modena told TechNewsWorld.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Symantec-Tells-Customers-to-Pull-the-Plug-on-pcAnywhere-Following-Code-Theft-74281.html
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