Several severe vulnerabilities have recently been identified in Symantec pcAnywhere. Please see the following link for details.
Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products – Symantec pcAnywhere Remote Code Execution, Local Access File Tampering
Update – February 1
In the URL below, Symantec has recently rescinded its recommendation to discontinue use of all versions of pcAnywhere. It has also indicated that all customers running a version prior to 12.0 that free upgrades will be offered to version 12.5
Modena also confirmed that customers running versions of pcAnywhere prior to version 12.0 will be offered a free upgrade to 12.5.
“If requested, Symantec will honor an update to version 12.5 for customers using previous versions of the product,” said Modena today. To ask for a free upgrade, users should send the company an email aimed at the email@example.com address.