A new "worm" software program that purports to rid computers of malicious viruses actually leaves the viruses intact and chews up files instead, security experts said on Friday. The worm, dubbed Win32.All3gro.A, is only posing as a "good worm," the experts said, highlighting the dangers of a new fad for creating self-propagating applications to delete malicious programs that resurfaced after the Code Red II worm scare early this month. Code Red II installs a "back door," leaving computers vulnerable to hacking.
On his first day at Exodus, senior vice president of security and chief security officer Dr. Bill Hancock was faced with the greatly distributed denial of service attack of 2000. Since then, the threats to managed service providers and their customers have only become more severe.
In a happy ending to a strange tale, we are pleased to report that alleged computer hacker Andrew Garrett was sentenced by the court to " teach "mature members of the community" basic computer and internet surfing skills, Garrett was yesterday sentenced in the Manukau District Court to a six-month suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service.
Consumers are more distrustful of AOL Time Warner than rival Microsoft, which has been the target of competitive concerns for years, according to a Gartner survey of adult online users released on Thursday.
On the August 20 show of 'The Screen Savers, at TechTV ' Leo Laporte interviewed ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick. They discussed the good and bad aspects of hacking, the peculiar nature of Mitnick's trial and sentence, the current nature of hacking, and much more.