DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!
   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
 
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
May 25, 2020 
Main Menu
Home
Info
News archives
Articles
Howto
Reviews
 

Who's Online
There are currently 119 people online.

 

Latest Reviews
Ewin Racing Flash gaming chair
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
 

Follow us
RSS
 

Symantec no longer allowing governments to review source code

Posted on Wednesday, October 11 2017 @ 11:17:44 CEST by


Symantec logo
In an interview with Reuters, security company Symantec reveals it's no longer giving governments access to the source code of its software. The company's CEO, Greg Clark, told the news agency that the threat of nation-state hacking has made source code reviews an unacceptable risk.

As such, Symantec decided the risk of the potential compromise of the security of its products outweighs the potential business it could win by continuing to allow source code reviews:
In an hour-long interview, Clark said the firm was still willing to sell its products in any country. But, he added, “that is a different thing than saying, ‘Okay, we’re going to let people crack it open and grind all the way through it and see how it all works’.”

While Symantec had seen no “smoking gun” that foreign source code reviews had led to a cyberattack, Clark said he believed the process posed an unacceptable risk to Symantec customers.

“These are secrets, or things necessary to defend (software),” Clark said of source code. “It’s best kept that way.”




 



 

DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2019 DM Media Group bvba