The Dark Side of Symantec
The Genesis song “Jesus he knows me” has the line “Just do as I say, don’t do as I do” about a priest that does everything for money except what he’s suppose to…
Well it seems that Symantec is like that priest. It seems that they created an hidden directory in Windows that nothing can find it.
They hidden the folder by using Norton Protected Recycle Bin to a folder named NProtect.
Now on that folder they placed files that they did not want others to delete. Or in other words: They created a rootkit.
The person that discovered this rootkit is Mark Rosonovitch that also found the Sony rootkit.
And if you really want to remove it (why should you? don’t we want to have rootkits on our system?!), Symantec released a “fix” for this vulnerability.
Now I have an open suggestion for law enforcement and legislators out there: Please define such acts like Sony’s and Symantec as a crime and fine Sony and Symantec for it.