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Global tech firms let Russian defence agency peek at source code for flaws

A handful of tech companies have given a Russian defence agency the opportunity to sort the source code of their software, to uncover vulnerabilities that the Russians say could be exploited by bad actors.

Fake Symantec site spreads OSX.Proton password stealer

A security researcher using the Twitter handle @noarfromspace last week spotted a fake Symantec blog spreading a new variant of the OSX.Proton password stealer.

Symantec patches certificate spoofing flaw in Install Norton product

Symantec patched a certificate spoofing vulnerability in its Install Norton Security product that occurs when downloading Norton for Mac.

EU GDPR - nine out of ten don't understand it

The sheer scale of companies' lack of comprehension of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is revealed in a new survey from Symantec

Symantec spots malware targeting SWIFT organisations

Symantec claims to have spotted a new campaign that has attempted to exploit SWIFT customers in a very familiar way.

And the country with the most bot Infections is... Turkey

Researchers at Symantec's Norton division found that Turkey has the largest number of "bot" infections with one bot for every 1,139 internet users.

Android. Lockerscreen using pseudo-random passcodes

The Android.Lockerscreen ransomware is now using pseudorandom numbers and other tactics to prevent victims from unlocking devices without paying.

Symantec products vulnerable to buffer overflow bug

The Google Project Zero team has found a vulnerability in Symantec's Antivirus Engine that results in instant blue-screening and kernel memory corruption without user action on Windows.

By the numbers: Just how important is transparency to security posture?

Symantec's new report has been released, showing some interesting numbers on how many companies actively fail to report breaches, but how much does transparency really matter in keeping data safe?

Cyber-criminals becoming increasingly professional

Report from Symantec finds that cyber-criminals are reaching same level of sophistication as nation-state hackers.

Robin Who? Dridex botnet replaced with antivirus software

A mysterious Good Samaritan has replaced the code on certain parts of the villanous Dridex botnet with Avira Anti-virus installers.

Two new cyber-espionage groups targeting ISPs inside Iran

Previously unknown cyber-espionage groups have been attacking individuals mainly in Iran but also the UK, US, Germany and Holland for the past 18 months or more, says Symantec.

Symantec confirms Macs are vulnerable to ransomware

The cyber-security giant, Symantec are now sure that Mac OS X is vulnerable to ransomware

ICYMI: hospital in email breach; crashing Chrome; Symantec purges; ICO more free; Apple apps snapped

In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): NHS hospital email breached; crash Google Chrome in 16 chars; Symantec dismisses staff over certs; ICO moved from MOJ to Culture; Apple apps infected with malware.

Symantec purges employees after unauthorised use of Google SSL certificates

Symantec have fired several staff members after they created unauthorised and potentially malicious Google SSL certificates

Symantec now protecting one billion IoT devices

Symantec reported that its security software is now protecting more than 1 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices and as this number expands so will security risks associated with these products.