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Lost smartphones mined by finders: Symantec

SAN FRANCISCO — Lost smartphones are likely to be mined for valuable information by strangers who find them, according to the results of a sting operation conducted by computer security firm Symantec. Symantec intentionally “lost” 50 smartphones at shopping centers, bus stops and other public places in cities in the…

Symantec: parts of antivirus source code exposed

(Reuters) – Symantec Corp, the top maker of security software, said hackers had exposed a chunk of its source code, which is essentially the blueprint for its products, potentially giving rivals some insight into the company’s technology. The developer of the popular Norton antivirus software said the hackers stole the…