Source: Information Week
Do not take counsel of your fears" is as poignant a message today as when Gen. George S. Patton spoke these words half a century ago. And companies are generally following this advice when assessing security procedures. Although computer hackers are regarded by most people as security threats, businesses increasingly are hiring them to test their network defenses.
BTopenworld is to plough ahead with plans to use Microsoft's digital rights management software despite news that it was hacked yesterday.
The telco will use Microsoft's Windows Media Version 2, an element of Windows Media Player, to develop its own player which will underpin its music subscription service.
Ben Drury, head of music at BTopenworld, played down the hack, which was revealed yesterday, claiming it was a one-off.
Source: OS Opinion
Just like the bugs found in commercial software products, bugs are found in computer worms and viruses as well.
The latest worm to wiggle its way into the Internet is called "Anthrax." This comes as no surprise, of course, given the recent anthrax news headlines and public fear. Some (uncreative) kid just had to do it, even if the effort was less than successful.