How serious of a security risk does the theft of Norton Antivirus source code create?
SilverHawk 1 year ago
I heard today that hackers have stolen the source code for Norton Antivirus, which is what I use at my (small) office. I'm thinking of switching to a different anti-malware/virus program to be safe. Am I overreacting, or is this putting Norton users at risk?
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