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The company also said that, if the cryptographic key was stolen, a hacker could launch remote control sessions that gave control not only of the machine, but possibly of other machines on a network .
The stolen source code was for Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton Utilities, Norton GoBack and pcAnywhere.
But Symantec also said that "the code that has been exposed is so old that current out-of-the-box security settings will suffice against any possible threats that might materialize as a result of this incident," although the company then released patches. At the time of the source code announcement, Symantec had said that pcAnywhere customers could be looking at "a slightly increased security risk."
But an unsigned posting last week to the Web site of security training company InfoSec Institute, claiming to be from a security researcher, said the source code for the current pcAnywhere is essentially the same code that had been posted, with only minor changes to keep the software compatible with newer versions of Microsoft Windows.
Posted: 2012-02-22 @ 9:03pm PT
Symantec source code revealing became a big issue.