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SebastianZ | 10 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

January 9, 2014 - Symantec has posted SYM14-001 Security Advisories relating to Symantec Products - Symantec Endpoint Protection Privilege Assumption, Policy Bypass, Local Elevation of Privilege. This is medium severity vulnerability. Detailed information about the vulnerabilities and what SEP builds are affected can be found at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20140109_00

The vulnerabilities have been already resolved in latest releases of Symantec Endpoint Protection. Additionally as part of standard best practices it is advised to update to the latest version possible, keep all operating systems with latest version of...

SebastianZ | 09 Jan 2014 | 3 comments

As per Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy both Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will reach end of support on April 8, 2014. The end of support means that after this date there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes or patches for both those products available. Technical support for XP from Microsoft will also not be available any more. Running XP SP3 (or lower) and Office 2003 after the end of support date may expose the company to potential security and compliance risks. Worth consideration is also fact that aside of vulnerable system it is expected for several third party software vendors to stop support of their applications on XP Platform after April 2014 as well - this ads additional danger of vulnerable applications and multiplies the possible infection vectors.

For Symantec Endpoint Protection customers running SEP 11.x and 12.1 on XP platform - Symantec will continue releasing definitions for all so...

SebastianZ | 02 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

Last week Trend has reported about a new variant of Cryptolocker worm. In Trend Micro terminology -> WORM_CRILOCK.A (http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/us/malware/worm_crilock.a) - this is being detected by Symantec as Trojan.Cryptolocker.B (http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2013-122312-5826-99). In a difference to previous variants of Cryptolocker this particular variant spreads over removable devices. Another significant difference is that it does not rely on a malware downloader routine any more to infect the systems but instead works as activator for software like Office or Adobe Photoshop in P2P sites.

Reference:
New CryptoLocker...

Brandon Noble | 30 Dec 2013 | 2 comments

I guess we need to face it. Sality is here to stay.

We have been dealing with new Sality variants for more than 8 years and the Sality.AE family for a little over 5…the variants keep coming. It has become one of the most common file infectors reported by Enterprise customers. With its ability to move through shares and disable AV, it’s one of the most destructive and tricky threats we have out there. That said, it’s not too hard to stop, provided you have two things. The first is an understanding of how it spreads and infects, the second is a willingness to mount the proper defense while you seek out the hidden pockets of this threat and eradicate it.

So, first things first. How does it spread?

This is a file infector and it can only spread through shares. Its uses two methods, I refer to as a “Push” and a “Pull” to infect. Managing these attacks will keep the threat from spreading to more computers.

The “Push...

Mithun Sanghavi | 23 Dec 2013 | 0 comments
Release Updates (RUx) typically contain a significant number of fixes and may include feature-work or enhancements.  The current Release Update is considered the latest release of the product and is the appropriate version for most customers performing a new install or upgrading from an earlier release or build of the product.
 
Maintenance Patches (RUx MPx) contain a small number of fixes for specific customer issues and are based on a specific RU.  MPs can only be applied against the specific Release Update upon which they are based, e.g., RU6 MP1 can only be applied against RU6.  Maintenance Patches are appropriate for customers experiencing an issue that is resolved in the Maintenance Patch.

RTM - Release To Manufacturing

MR - Maintenance Release (Now replaced by the term "RU")

RU - Release Update...

captain jack sparrow | 03 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

can transmit information between computers using high-frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear. The duo successfully sent passwords and more between non-networked Lenovo T400 laptops via the notebooks’ built-in microphones and speakers. Freaky-deaky!
The infected victim sends all recorded keystrokes to the covert acoustical mesh network. Infected drones forward the keystroke information inside the covert network till the attacker is reached.

ref:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2068525/researchers...

Mithun Sanghavi | 28 Oct 2013 | 30 comments

Hello,

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU4 has been released on October 28' 2013.

You may find the latest release, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU4, here:

https://symantec.flexnetoperations.com/control/symc/registeranonymouslicensetoken

SEP 12.1.4.jpg

This build's version is: 12.1.4013.4013.

This release provides extended Mac protection, Mac OS 10.9 support, Microsoft Windows 8.1 support, and security improvements, by including the following new features:

  • Support for Mac OS 10.9 “Mavericks”.

  • Mac IPS protection – Network Intrusion Prevention System based on signatures where each payload in...

Mithun Sanghavi | 20 Aug 2013 | 2 comments

Hello,

My name is Mithun Sanghavi and I am part of the Technical Support organization at Symantec. I’m sure you have had a few “How do I..." or "Where can I find...?” kind of questions about Symantec Endpoint Protection. This blog is to assist Symantec Endpoint Protection users with answers to these questions.

First off, I want to introduce you to SymWISE. This is our new product support knowledge base. It is available for our users and partners. This system is an online resource for support information for all Symantec products. SymWISE is one component of a larger effort to provide online resources and self-service options for our users and partners.

Content includes:

  • Best practices
  • Downloads
  • How to instructions
  • Technical product information
  • Troubleshooting tips

SymWISE features a search engine to help you find the information you need for any Symantec...

Mithun Sanghavi | 06 Jun 2013 | 14 comments

Hello,

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU3 has been released on June 6 2013.

You may find the latest release, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.RU3, here:

This build's version is: 12.1.3001.165

Upgrade and Migration paths

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3) can upgrade seamlessly over the following:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2100.2093 (RU2 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2015.2015 (RU2)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1101.401 (RU1 MP1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.1000.157 (RU1)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.671.4971 (RTM)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x (can be upgraded to enterprise version only)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.3 (RU3...

Mithun Sanghavi | 05 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Hello,

Here are the Knowledgebase Articles available for Symantec Endpoint Protection SBE 12.1.3001 (RU3) which would assist you to prepare for this Latest Release.

NOTE: This Article would be updated as and when new Articles in reference to Symantec Endpoint Protection SBE 12.1.3001 (RU3) gets published.

Product Guides

Release Notes and System Requirements for all versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163829

Symantec™ Endpoint Protection, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition, and Symantec Network Access Control 12.1.3...