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Downloading and installing Norton Internet Security 2012 beta

Apr 29, 2011

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Earlier this week, I wrote about the new beta version of the NIS and about new features and enhancements provided with Norton Internet Security 2012 beta. It seemed that there would not be any problems with downloading or installing NIS 2012, but apparently not so simple and some people clearly need help. That's why I want to give you a little step by step guide that helps you download and install Norton Internet Security 2012 beta.

Protecting your Virtual Environment



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Protecting your virtual environments takes more than just hiding them behind a firewall. This podcast looks the question of endpoint protection for virtual machines. In this discussion with Daniel Schrader from our Endpoint Security Product Management team, we will look at the differences between protecting physical and virtual endpoints. Different approaches to securing virtual machines will be discussed as will changes Symantec has made to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 to optimize it for virtual environments.

April 2011 MessageLabs Intelligence Report



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April 26, 2011 Symantec announced the publication of its April 2011 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. The April edition of the MessageLabs Intelligence report provides the latest threat trends for April 2011 to keep you informed regarding the ongoing fight against viruses, spam, spyware and other unwelcome content.

This month analysis reveals that targeted attacks intercepted by Symantec.cloud rose to 85 per day, the highest figure since March 2009 when the figure was 107 per day in the run-up to the G20 Summit held in London that year.

Simultaneously, in the aftermath of the Rustock botnet takedown, global spam volumes continued to fall and decreased by 6.4 percentage points since March to 72.9 percent in April. MessageLabs Intelligence also revealed that shortened URLs have become increasingly popular recently, being used to lure people to click on advertising links; a practice known as click-fraud.

Norton Internet Security 2012 beta

Apr 25, 2011

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A few days ago, Symantec released the 2012 beta version of the Norton Internet Security, which is available for free public download at nis2012beta with a 14-day beta subscription activation key.

Norton Internet Security 2012 beta

The main key features of Norton Internet Security 2012 Beta are:
  • Norton Protection System includes 4 layers of rock-solid protection designed to proactively protect against the very latest security threats — so you can do more on your PC without disruptions.
  • Customizable Control Center gives you the option to choose your preference between a simplified screen or the traditional detailed view.
  • Identity Safe alerts have moved to the Norton Toolbar so there are less interruptions while you are online — but your passwords are still as secure as ever.
  • Bandwidth Management limits Norton’s processes and updates when you have limited bandwidth or monthly downloads.
  • Download Insight 2.0 now tells you how stable a download is before you put your computer at risk for crashes or other bad things to happen.
  • Norton Recovery Tools help remove threats that can be deeply buried in a PC’s operating system.

April 2011 State of Spam & Phishing Podcast

Apr 23, 2011

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About podcast:
Eric Park and Deaddin Edris from Symantec discuss the April 2011 State of Spam & Phishing report in this monthly podcast series. Topics include the volume of spam seen by Symantec in the previous month, the latest spam trends and techniques, and tips on how to avoid spam messages. The State of Spam & Phishing report leverages security data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network to keep organizations and consumers informed of the latest threats to their messaging infrastructure.

Security Update 371 for Norton Internet Security

Apr 19, 2011

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Security Updates give the most recent protection content for Norton Internet Security product, which can protect computer from unwanted network intrusions and hackers, as well as from viruses, Trojans and worms.

To download and install the Security Update 371 you need to run LiveUpdate feature of Norton Internet Security product. The Security Update 371 adds coverage for the following vulnerabilities and threats:

  • W32.Qakbot Activity — W32.Qakbot is a worm that spreads through network shares and opens a back door on the compromised computer. It may also steal information and download more files on to the compromised computer.

  • Fake AV Redirect 19 — Misleading applications intentionally misrepresent the security status of a computer. Misleading applications attempt to convince the user that he or she must remove potentially malware or security risks (usually nonexistent or fake) from the computer. The application will hold the user hostage by refusing to allow him or her to remove or fix the phantom problems until the 'required' software is purchased and installed. Misleading applications often look convincing - the programs may look like legitimate security programs and often have corresponding websites with user testimonials, lists of features, etc.

  • MS Internet Explorer Memory Corruption CVE-2011-1345 2 — A defect in object lifetime management causes Internet Explorer to release an object twice which can lead to a delayed crash or even remote code execution.

  • MS Word SWF CVE-2011-0611 — Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia application for multiple platforms. Adobe Flash Player is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability. Specifically, the issue is triggered when handling a malicious «.swf» file embedded in a Microsoft Word «.doc» file. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

Security Update 370 for Norton Internet Security



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Security Updates give the most recent protection content for Norton Internet Security product, which can protect computer from unwanted network intrusions and hackers, as well as from viruses, Trojans and worms.

To download and install the Security Update 370 you need to run LiveUpdate feature of Norton Internet Security product. The Security Update 370 provides updated coverage for security threat Fake App Attack: Misleading Application Suspicious Notification.

Security Update 369 for Norton Internet Security

Apr 16, 2011

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Security Updates give the most recent protection content for Norton Internet Security product, which can protect computer from unwanted network intrusions and hackers, as well as from viruses, Trojans and worms.

To download and install the Security Update 369 you need to run LiveUpdate feature of Norton Internet Security product. The Security Update 369 adds coverage for the following vulnerabilities and network security threats:

  • Web Attack: Malicious Javascript — Malicious JavaScript when executed will download other exploits on to the machine. This can compromise the machine.

Infosecurity Europe 2011

Apr 14, 2011

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Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s most comprehensive gathering of information security professionals, located at Earls Court. Showcasing the most diverse range of new and innovative products and services, and addressing today's strategic and technical issues in an unrivaled free-to-attend education program.

Held on 19th — 21st April at Earl’s Court, London — Infosecurity Europe 2011 provides free access to an unrivaled free education program, exhibitors showcasing new and emerging technologies and offering practical and professional expertise.

There you will meet over 300 of the top suppliers in the information security industry and, with over 12,500 visitors from the global information security industry coming together for 3 days at Infosecurity Europe 2011, you can network with your international colleagues and peers. You will see first hand the new products and services that will be launched at the show to improve your company’s information security, rather than hearing about them in the press at a later date.

Security Update 368 for Norton Internet Security

Apr 13, 2011

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Security Updates give the most recent protection content for Norton Internet Security product, which can protect computer from unwanted network intrusions and hackers, as well as from viruses, Trojans and worms.

To download and install the Security Update 368 you need to run LiveUpdate feature of Norton Internet Security product. The Security Update 368 adds coverage for the following vulnerabilities and network security threats:

  • HTTP Blackhole Toolkit Activity 5 — Blackhole Toolkit compromises the machine by targeting various vendor vulnerabilities on the victim's machine;

Security Update 367 for Norton Internet Security

Apr 12, 2011

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Security Updates give the most recent protection content for Norton Internet Security product, which can protect computer from unwanted network intrusions and hackers, as well as from viruses, Trojans and worms.

To download and install the Security Update 367 you need to run LiveUpdate feature of Norton Internet Security product. The Security Update 367 adds coverage for the following vulnerabilities and network security threats:

  • HTTP MHTML Script Code Injection Vulnerability — The MHTML implementation in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Windows 7 does not properly handle a MIME format in a request for content blocks in a document, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted web site that is visited in Internet Explorer;

Security Update 366 for Norton Internet Security

Apr 11, 2011

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Security Updates give the most recent protection content for Norton Internet Security product, which can protect computer from unwanted network intrusions and hackers, as well as from viruses, Trojans and worms.

To download and install the Security Update 366 you need to run LiveUpdate feature of Norton Internet Security product. The Security Update 366 adds coverage for the following vulnerabilities and network security threats:

  • HTTP Malicious Java Activity 5 — Malicious JAR files can lead to compromise of security of the machine where it is executed;

  • Web Attack: Malicious JavaScript Download — Malicious JavaScript when executed will download other exploits on to the machine. This can compromise the machine;

Download Norton Internet Security user guides



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Often, when a user wants to install or configure a computer application (especially if the user does not have sufficient experience working with this application), he may encounter different problems whose solutions can be found in special technical communication documents, known as the User’s Guide.

A software User Guide is essentially a book-length document containing instructions on installing, using, or troubleshooting a software product. A user guide can be very brief or it can a full-length book, and will contain a general getting-started information, precautionary information, various instructions, reference information, about the product and other useful information.

Like any other respectable company that cares about users’ experience, Symantec Corporation wrote software user guides for each version of Norton Internet Security product. Most of these user guides are described below and are available for download from the Symantec servers.

New domain name for «Norton Internet Security :: unofficial blog»

Apr 5, 2011

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Dear friends,
I am happy to let you know as of today the unofficial blog of Norton Internet Security product will be available at www.nortoninternetsecurity.cc — an easier address to remember and typing ;)

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2010, Volume 16

Apr 4, 2011

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Symantec has established some of the most comprehensive sources of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network. This network captures worldwide security intelligence data that gives Symantec analysts unparalleled sources of data to identify and analyze, to deliver protection and provide informed commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam.

More than 240,000 sensors in more than 200 countries and territories monitor attack activity through a combination of Symantec products and services such as Symantec DeepSight™ Threat Management System, Symantec™ Managed Security Services and Norton™ consumer products, as well as additional third-party data sources.

Symantec gathers malicious code intelligence from more than 133 million client, server, and gateway systems that have deployed its antivirus products. Additionally, Symantec’s distributed honeypot network collects data from around the globe, capturing previously unseen threats and attacks that provide valuable insight into attacker methods.