Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Sep 2006 15:53 UTC, submitted by Jeff
Privacy, Security, Encryption Hackers are hitting paydirt in their search for browser bugs. According to Symantec's twice-yearly Internet Security Threat Report, hackers found 47 bugs in Mozilla's open-source browsers and 38 bugs in Internet Explorer during the first six months of this year. That's up significantly from the 17 Mozilla and 25 IE bugs found in the previous six months. Even Apple's Safari browser saw its bugs double, jumping from six in the last half of 2005 to 12 in the first half of 2006. Opera was the only browser tracked by Symantec that saw the number of vulnerabilities decline, but not by much. Opera bugs dropped from nine to seven during the period.
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blitze
Member since:
2006-09-15

Symantic are like current Governments, they see they irrelevance and thus are spreading FUD to support their existance.

I would have to say that Symantic is one company with IT products I personally shy away from and advise all other people in my business to do as well. I have never seen a network get so easily owned by a trojen as with one that is suposedly "protected" by Symantic products. The only things they have made that are of use to the IT world are SpeedDisk, Ghost, and WinDoctor which when used in combination with another reg cleaning tool can be quite effective.

Their Security Products BLOW.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Yup. Sygate is good if you still have it, but unfortunately it was ditched by Symantec. They buy competitors and kill them, leaving their poor Symantec product as the survivor.

Anybody with knowledge about other Sygate-like firewalls?

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