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Google finds Norton, Symantec security software riddled with critical vulnerabilities

Google finds Norton, Symantec security software riddled with critical vulnerabilities Because no interaction is necessary to exploit it, this is a wormable vulnerability with potentially devastating consequences to Norton and Symantec customers.This flaw, alone, could be a showstopper, but it’s not the only issue Google found with Symantec products.

Avast buying antivirus tool AVG for $25 per share and $1.3 billion in total in all-cash deal

Avast buying antivirus tool AVG for $25 per share and $1.3 billion in total in all-cash deal Antivirus software has always been a staple in the Windows user software repertoire, and two of the most familiar names in the market is now becoming one.The combination is expected to expand Avast’s control of 22% of the market; at 32% premium share price, the offer is not a bad deal for AVG either.

Android antivirus apps are useless — here’s what to do instead

Android antivirus apps are useless — here’s what to do instead However, Android is by its very nature more secure than a desktop computer, so maybe you don’t need these security apps.The most recent Android malware report comes from Check Point, which says nearly one billion android devices have critical vulnerabilities in the underlying Linux kernel.