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Source Code

‘Anonymous’ hackers leak Norton AntiVirus source code

March 9th, 2012

Hackers associated with the group “Anonymous” have published Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus source code on The Pirate Bay. The source code was stolen in 2006 and after alleged attempts to extort money from Symantec failed, the hactivist group released it late Thursday evening. The file is 1.07GB in size and includes the source code to a number …

HP releases Android kernel source for TouchPad to CyanogenMod team

February 8th, 2012

When the HP TouchPad was released in the summer of 2011 it did little to impress consumers, leading to the tablet being discontinued after a mere 49 days on the market. Remaining TouchPad stock received substantial price reductions, dropping to as low as $99 dollars during a huge fire sale. Shortly after inventory ran dry, crafty hackers …

Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source code

February 7th, 2012

A group of hackers demanded that Symantec pay $50,000 to prevent it from releasing stolen source code for several of the firm’s software titles. Symantec reportedly confirmed that it was cooperating with a sting operation while communicating via email with a group of hackers claiming ties to notorious hacktivist group “Anonymous.” Those ties have not …

Google releases Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code

November 14th, 2011

Google on Monday released the source code for the latest version of its Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. This build of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.1) is the same version that will ship on the first ICS device, Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, and it is of course free for developers to donwload. A number of …

Source code snooping points to upcoming quad-core Apple processor

September 23rd, 2011

Apple may already be working on a quad-core Apple-branded mobile processor for inclusion in upcoming iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. Apple’s eventual move to a quad-core chipset in its iOS devices seems certain, but it looks like we now have evidence that preliminary quad-core testing may already be under way. While inspecting the source …

HTC Sensation and EVO 3D revealed to be spying on users [updated]

September 1st, 2011

First Apple, Google and Microsoft were accused of tracking user locations and now it appears HTC’s Sensation and EVO 3D smartphones are spying on their owners. According to user TrevE from InfectedROM, a recent Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update from HTC added a little something special to the source code of Carrier IQ (CIQ), an Android …

Google accuses Microsoft of revealing 'highly confidential source code'

August 11th, 2011

Google has accused Microsoft of leaking “highly confidential source code” related to its open-source Android operating system. According to PaidContent, the search giant asked a federal United States International Trade Commission judge to sanction Microsoft after it spilled the beans on Google’s source code to a witness in Microsoft’s ongoing patent battle with Motorola. Reportedly, …

Motorola DROID X source code released

July 30th, 2010

Yay, open source! Anyone interested in the DROID X source code? If you are, the files are posted on Motorola’s developer site. The code weighs in at a hefty 280 MB and was actually released several days ago on July 28th. If you’re ready to get down and dirty with lines and lines of code, …

Samsung releases Captivate source code

July 30th, 2010

Yay open source! Samsung has released the source code for the SGH-I897, better known as the Captivate (the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S). In a letter to developers Samsung writes: You can download the source code of SGH-I897 on this site in Mobile Category, SGH-I897 model. Thank you. The source is about 160 megabytes …