Fool me once, shame on me ... Chrome gives Symantec the cold shoulder

Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2017 - 02:29 PM |
Tagged: chrome, symantec, security

The original issue dates back two years ago, when a serious security issue was discovered effecting all Norton and Symantec products which allowed an attacker to easily infect your Windows kernel without any user interaction.  Following that revelation were a round of firings at Symantec which were intended to reassure customers and security experts which were somewhat successful, until earlier this year.  In January it was discovered that Symantec provided digital certificates to verify the authenticity of several questionable sites, including ones never authorized by ICANN.  This has been enough for Google; Chrome will no longer trust older Symantec certs in version 66 and will not trust any as of version 70.  The Inquirer provides a full timeline here.

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"The decision to remove Symantec certificates came as a result of the discovery of a dodgy certificate in 2015, leading to a fuller investigation that brought forward more issues with security at the beginning of this year."

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Source: The Inquirer

September 12, 2017 | 04:48 PM - Posted by BibbaBabbaBub (not verified)

Well Norton products are not affected and the only reason that I use Crapton Security Suite is that it comes free with my internet service, but I wish that my internet provider would offer only the firewall/virus protection and get rid of all that other 360 crap that I have turned off.

And damn Norton at least animate the tray icon when you are doing something in the background, but who the hell knows with that Norton Security Suite and it is such a resource hog at times.

September 12, 2017 | 06:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous7 (not verified)

Should be "affecting." (Not "effecting.")

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