In July, the global spam rate reached the highest level researchers had observed since March 2015, likely due to a rise in self-spreading email malware.
Digital certificates are used to authenticate both sides of a browser connection. It's a good first step, but certificates do not assure absolute trust.
In response to alleged violations, Google announced that its Chrome web browser will not trust an SSL certificate from Symantec for more than 279 days.
The backdoor Trojan known as Stegoloader infects its victims through a website offering fraudulent activation keys for pirated software.
Symantec's Blue Coat security firm recently discovered an alarming spike in malware samples utilizing SSL since October 2015.
A security researcher at Google recently found more than two dozen severe Symantec vulnerabilities affecting several security products.
An antivirus security tool from Symantec has a serious vulnerability that can be leveraged for easy exploits if users don't patch immediately.
A recent threat report from Symantec found that zero-day vulnerabilities were found about once a week in 2015, representing a big increase from 2014.
Cybercriminals may be leveraging both SHA-1 and SHA-2 digital certificates to ensure their malware passes through systems undetected.
Google has recently announced it will not trust Symantec's new root certificate on Chrome, Android and other Google products.