Since messages are circulating on the net days, that the firm Symantec has stolen the source code of various Norton products. Meanwhile, the company has over several sources announced that it has been a slump in the server and the programs that Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton System Works (Norton Utilities and Norton GoBack), and pcAnywhere are affected.
The theft is to be carried out in 2006, and accordingly, it would also be an older source. Sun Symantec asserts that we should do not worry, if you update your anti-virus products would benefit from the Norton line. Only the pcAnywhere
remote control software could be a potential target when the user would fail to comply with the general guidelines for the use. As long as you comply with the security settings, there should be no problems.
Symantec has announced that it would write to affected users of the program and provide information about the possible dangers. Although there is, according to Symantec Norton for newer products no security problem, you should be still more cautious in the near future.Finally, the company used the source code for newer programs will not completely re-written.This could some hacker from the older source code and identify specific functions derived for the new versions.
Whether this approach is really promising, we can not say but if the hacker group responsible Lords of Dharmaraja should publish the source code really, this question will certainly find an answer.