Symantec Tells PCAnywhere Users To... Stop Using It

By Gary Cutlack on at

Security specialist Symantec has asked users of its remote desktop management tool PCAnywhere to stop using it, while it works on a fix for security issue.

The vulnerability sounds rather serious, with Symantec saying the software is: "...susceptible to local file tampering, elevation of privilege attempts and remote code execution attempts."

In a separate update from Symantec titled Claims by Anonymous, the company addresses issues raised by the recently revealed source code theft, suggesting it was this that resulted in an "increased risk" for PCAnywhere users. Hence the temporary shutdown. [Symantec via Reuters]

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