“Good news, everyone!”
Symantec says that it’s now safe to use pcAnywhere and is offering all pcAnywhere customers a free upgrade to the most recent version, 12.5.
It was only five days ago that Symantec was urging users to disable pcAnywhere or use it only for “business-critical purposes” following the discovery that hackers had stolen the source code for several Symantec products, including pcAnywhere, during a server breach back in 2006.
Today, Brian Modena, a spokesperson for Symantec, told Reuters that the company had determined that it’s safe for users to use the current version of pcAnywhere 12.5, as long as it’s been updated with a security patch that was released on January 23rd.
Modena added that versions 12.0 and 12.1 were also safe to use if a second update that was released on January 27th is downloaded and installed.
Users should verify that they're running one of the versions that have received the green-light from Symantec and double-check that the proper updates are installed.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Symantec by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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