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Jan 24

Use a Norton Security softare product? Protected against Java Vulnerability

Posted by techgal in viruses


I had questions about the Homeland Security versus Oracle - Java issue. It boils down to do you have the latest version of Java - and have you updated Java browser extensions.

I do use Norton security products (and recommend them) and was interested to see an email from Symantec come across my desk with the following information -

"You may have recently seen some of the extensive news coverage, including statements from the United States Department of Homeland Security, regarding a vulnerability in Java. Java is both a language and a platform to run websites and programs used by many computer users, both on the PC and Mac operating systems. This vulnerability leaves millions of computers open to malware attacks and can lure online traffic to virus-infected websites.

Rest assured, because you have a Norton security software product installed on your computer, you’re protected against the Java bug (CVE-2013-0422), as long as you have not disabled the automatic updates feature.

We also recommend that you apply Oracle’s recently released security patch and make sure you are running the most updated version of Java. Thank you for being a valued Norton customer.

The Norton Team
Learn more about Java Zero-Day vulnerability

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Should you not have a Symantec/Norton product, you may want to check on the state of your installed Java software and browser add-ons.  You can use the links above to get more secure with the security patch and the latest versions of Java.

Jun 06

It doesn't get much cheaper than this - Norton Internet Security 2012

Posted by radicald in viruses


I like to pass on to my clients a good deal when I see it. Every once in a while you find a special price on a product and you think you should just load up on it. This is one of those times!

Check right now to see if your anti-virus subscription is expired or about to expire - if so, you are in luck! Right now you can get Norton Internet Security 2012 (I like this version!) for 3 Users for $24.28. By way of comparison, the usual retail price for this product is $79.99.

For those who recognize the good deal here's the link - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0060C382Y/ref=oh_d__o00_details_o00__i00

Please note that once you install the product the subscription date is the same date for all 3 users from the start of the first activation.

I know some of you are thinking, "But we are half way through the year - what happens when the 2013 version comes out?" Good question! And the great answer is - you get to download and install the updated version! Simply do a version check in the Norton software and it will inform you if you do or do not have the most recent version. Be clear here that I am referring to the core operating software of Norton - not the daily anti-virus definition updates. You get the latest definition updates daily as long as your subscription is current (your machine does have to be connected to the Internet and powered on to get those updates).

So this IS a good deal. If you waited to read the rest of the post, here is the link again - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0060C382Y/ref=oh_d__o00_details_o00__i00

You never know when this price will disappear, so there is no time like the present to get your anti-virus current again.