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Posted on 19-11-06, 12:38
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As has been much publicised, after acquiring the two oldest HTTPS certificate authorities (Verisign and Thawte) Symantec got sloppy and was therefore blacklisted from running a CA business ever again.

As a result Symantec have sold their enterprise security business to Broadcom, so they can concentrate on consumer security, and rebranded themselves as NortonLifeLock.

If you're unfamiliar with the term "LifeLock", it's the name of a company Symantec acquired in 2017, which (attempts to) provide identity theft protection. The "Controversies" section of the Wikipedia article is illustrative.

Alas poor Peter Norton. He'd be spinning in his grave, except that he's still alive. Let's all doctor a disk in memoriam.

The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
Posted on 19-11-06, 13:40
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Norton and McAfee should get together and party like it's 1989.

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Posted on 19-11-06, 14:13
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That'd be an awkward meeting, I bet. Number of movies about McAfee: 2*; number of movies about Norton: 0.

I hope you're not implying that Peter Norton had anything to do with Norton Anti-Virus; that was just Symantec Anti-Virus rebadged once they'd bought Peter Norton Computing. I was originally going to say "let's all copy some files in our favourite orthodox file manager", but Norton Commander was actually written by somebody else, and merely published by PNC.

*: Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016), King of the Jungle (pre-production).

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Posted on 19-11-06, 16:39 (revision 2)
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Wow, Norton's became bad with their Windows XP version of Systemworks 2004 and then continued to be awful :/ there software was pretty good under Windows ME and older, assuming you didn't touch the registry cleaner.

A shame they're taking Powerquest Partition Magic with them to their grave.

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Posted on 19-11-09, 21:35
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Top reasons not to name your company after yourself, I suppose.
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