Symantec may have tried to bribe hackers, but definitely betrayed its own customers

Symantec might have tried to bribe hackers, or been extorted by them, but still failed its customers

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Symantec's guilt isn't in question, however.

Given the chance to be honest and supportive of its customers, to add to the protection it had already promised to provide by offering timely information on how they could protect themselves from Symantec's security failure, Symantec chose to protect itself.

So Symantec was right in saying customers should protect themselves by not using pcAnywhere anymore, to protect themselves from Anonymous.

It just forgot the rest of the warning: that customers should also stop using Symantec's other security, antivirus and backup products as well, to protect themselves from Symantec.

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Reuters/Yves Herman

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