Tag Archives: Norton AntiVirus

Korgo Spreads Its Wings

By | June 3, 2004

Seems like the big anti-virus boys are waking up to Korgo, the ‘phishing worm’ that F-Secure was warning about a few days ago. Symantec have just issued an advisory upgrading W32.Korgo.F, a new variant of the worm, from a Level 2 to a Level 3 threat. As Symantec says, W32.Korgo.F is a worm that attempts to propagate by… Read More »

More On MyDoom, And Why

By | January 27, 2004

It’s not my intention for loosewire to become a realtime virus news service, but this is a special case, so here’s more on MyDoom/Novarg, the worm that I’ve reported on before. Doom, it seems, is being prepared for the SCO Group, a company that sells Unix software and has been the focus of several Internet attacks, apparently in… Read More »

Zone Labs Snapped Up – Firewalls R Us?

By | December 16, 2003

My favourite firewall, Zone Alarm, is being bought by another firewall maker, Check Point Software Technologies [CNet News.com]. It looks to me as if there’s quite significant consolidation within the security software industry, not just from the point of view of big guys buying the smaller guys, but of companies trying to create products that offer an all-round… Read More »

News: Norton Chips In

By | August 25, 2003

 I should have known, given the whole virus thing is big business, that if one company announces a new product, its rival down the street isn’t likely to stay silent. Hot on the heels (or maybe before, who knows) of McAfee’s upgrade to its VirusScan, Symantec Corp.announced Norton AntiVirus 2004, although tellingly it’s not ‘widely available’ until early… Read More »