Barney's Blog

Blog archive

pcAnywhere Doesn't Go by Internet Time

Remember Internet time, when everything had to ship fast and change constantly or else you were dead? Well Symantec's pcAnywhere goes by a different clock. Remember when the hacker group Anonymous stole the Symantec source code? Turns out the stolen source code has been analyzed and the product hasn't really changed in a decade.

For many this is an affront to modern software development. Imagine charging for such an old product.

On the other hand, newer code leads to new exploits, is often bloated and simply isn't as good as the old stuff. When was the last time you have to replace a power window motor in a 57 Chevy?

And let's face it,  in the age of LogMeIn and others, pcAnywhere wasn't going anywhere!

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/29/2012 at 1:19 PM


Featured

  • Google IDs on Azure Active Directory B2B Service Now at 'General Availability'

    Microsoft announced on Wednesday that users of the Google identity and access service can use their personal log-in IDs with the Azure Active Directory B2B service to access resources as "guests."

  • Top 4 Overlooked Features of a Data Backup Strategy

    When it comes to implementing an airtight backup-and-recovery plan, these are the four must-have features that many enterprises nevertheless tend to forget.

  • Microsoft Bolsters Kubernetes with Azure Confidential Computing

    Microsoft on Tuesday announced various developments concerning the use of Kubernetes, an open source container orchestration solution fostered by Google.

  • Windows Will Have Support for Encrypted DNS

    Microsoft announced this week that the Windows operating system already has support for an encrypted Domain Name System option that promises to add greater privacy protections for Internet connections.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.