• Symantec Continues Move Into eDiscovery, Acquires Clearwell Systems For $390 Million

    Symantec, the computer software security giant, has announced that it will be acquiring enterprise-class eDiscovery management platform maker, Clearwell Systems for $390 million. Symantec is probably best known for its widely proliferated (perhaps even ubiquitous) Norton security products, but of late it has been making a play at eDiscovery platforms, a strategic move, considering Gartner… Read More

  • Sizing Up Symantec's Corporate Social Responsibility

    Symantec, the software and security company best known for its Norton internet security and antivirus software, released its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report on Monday. For the uninitiated, CSR reports put a company’s social and environmental objectives, not just their profit and revenue outlook, on the record. They are meant to encourage all businesses, no matter their size… Read More

  • Norton Debuts New Security Software, Reveals Cybercrime Pisses Off Victims

    Symantec this morning released two new security software products, Norton AntiVirus 2011 and Norton Internet Security 2011. Coinciding with the release, the company has also published its latest cybercrime report, dubbed The Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact. The company claims two-thirds (65 percent) of global Internet users have already fallen victim to cybercrimes, which… Read More

  • Symantec: Apple Needs To Fix iPhone (& iPad) Security Flaw ASAP

    A newly discovered security flaw puts any device that runs iOS, including the iPhone and iPad, at risk! At risk from what, you ask? An evildoer could remotely take control of your device, leaving you holding a hunk of plastic that you have zero control over. Symantec, which first discovered the security flaw, says Apple needs to patch the vulnerability ASAP, lest the bad guys cause a bit of havoc. Read More

  • Symantec: 51 percent of all malware ever was detected in 2009

    It is an absolute miracle that I have never had a virus, trojan, or other form of computer bug on this PC. I mean, if we’re to believe Symantec, then fully 51 percent of the viruses, trojans, and every other form of computer malware ever was spotted in 2009. That means that from 2008 going back to when Symantec first started keeping track of such things, all of those years only make up… Read More

  • Seattle is the most dangerous place in cyberspace

    Symantec published a report recently listing the 50 riskiest places to be online, as apparently having that many beardos in one place can only result in evil. Seattle made the top of the list, however San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. made it up near the top as well. Read More

  • Kazaa Takes A Swing At Symantec After Adware Accusations

    The history of P2P file sharing service Kazaa (which actually started life as “KaZaA”) is known to most of us born in the eighties or before, and consists mainly of copyright related lawsuits and adware-ridden software. The gist of the story can be found on its Wikipedia profile, but what many seem to forget in present times is that the service is still around, serving users an… Read More

  • Video: Symantec Shows The Danger Of Shortened Twitter Links

    While there is often a lot of talk about the downside of URL shorteners being that if they go down, they take your links with them, the much more obvious and real problem is that they very easily mask potentially bad sites. We’ve been seeing this more and more in both public tweets and DMs, but luckily so far most of those have just been worms meant to replicate themselves, rather… Read More

  • Video: I never did think I'd see Kimbo Slice yelling at a caterpillar for Symantec, but here we are

    Even casual fight fans know that last night was UFC 103 and Mayweather vs. Marquez. No spoilers here, of course, but I do encourage you all to, I don’t know, buy the replays or find them wherever you find things these days. While on the topic of mixed martial arts, full credit to whatever marketing company put this ad together for Norton Anti-virus. Yes, that’s Kimbo Slice, and… Read More

  • Symantec, what's PIFTS? Please don't delete this! (Updated)

    I have no idea what is going on, but my buddy Mike just sent this to me and I’m hoping to spread the word. Sometime yesterday he received a Norton Program Alert saying, “PIFTS is attempting to access the Internet.” Being the nerd that he is, he did an nslookup on the IP and it came back to SwapDrive, which is a Symantec owned company. He then posted on the Norton/Symantec… Read More

  • Our Gift To You: Win A Zero G Flight And A Chance To Go To Space

    Wanna bop around the inside of a padded airplane while experiencing zero gravity in 30-second intervals while the plane repeatedly does parabolic dives? Sure you do. Best of all, Symantec is paying for it and running a contest to select two lucky TechCrunch or CrunchGear readers to go on a Zero G flight on February 21, 2009. The winners will also be entered into another contest for a… Read More