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Users warned to disable pcAnywhere access software

Jan. 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM   |   Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. company Symantec has warned users of its remote access program pcAnywhere to disable it while it fixes vulnerabilities linked to theft of its source code.

The company says the source code for the program, which provides users remote access to their personal computers, was stolen by the hacktivist group Anonymous, PC Magazine reported Thursday.

"Upon investigation of the claims made by Anonymous regarding source code disclosure, Symantec believes that the disclosure was the result of a theft of source code that occurred in 2006," Symantec said in a statement.

"Symantec recommends disabling the product until Symantec releases a final set of software updates that resolve currently known vulnerability risks."

Malicious users with access to the source code could use it to create computer attacks that could expose authentication and session information, Symantec said.

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