Using pcAnywhere? Dump It ASAP!
pcAnywhere by Symantec has been a preferred product used by people who want remote access to computers. However, it was recently revealed that Symantec had a leak of the source code back in 2006, and to add to the fun there are an undisclosed number of bugs. The combination of the two make pcAnywhere horribly insecure. Now there are other products that have been affected by this leak, but pcAnywhere users are at the most risk. Patches that address these issues are starting to become available, but you might be better off not using pcAnywhere or anything else on the article from Symantec that I linked to earlier.
Now to the second part of this story. The notorious hacker group Anonymous is rumored to be behind this. Whether they are or not is irrelevant because one of the world’s leading computer security companies got hacked. That’s the story because if you can’t trust the people who you get your security software from, who can you trust? Besides they got hacked years ago and didn’t admit it. That’s not a good thing.