The SirCam worm regained its top spot as the world's number one virus last month.
The worm, which first hit our screens in July, randomly selects files from the victim's My Documents folder and forwards them to the user's contacts. It also has the ability to morph both its title and email header, making it difficult for users and some anti-virus software to track down.
Source: Central Command
Central Command, a leading provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services, and its partners today released its monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for October 2001. The report, coined the "Dirty Dozen", is based on the number of virus occurrences confirmed through Central Command's Emergency Virus Response Team tracking.
The table below represents the most prevalent viruses for October 2001, number one being the most frequent.
If you've only just heard of the Aibo and haven't yet fallen in with the crowd, you're probably under the misimpression that the Aibo is just an expensive, goofy-looking robot dog made by Sony.
Source: Computer User
A computer hacker who vandalized a pro-Israeli group's Web site said the FBI has issued an arrest warrant for the wrong person.
In an online interview Wednesday, a Pakistani hacker who calls himself Doctor Nuker said he was responsible for the Nov. 2000 attack on the Web site of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
But the hacker claimed a federal grand jury made a mistake last week in indicting Misbah Khan of Karachi on four computer crime-related counts.
Source: The Register
Socially dysfunctional teenagers, disgruntled employees and even the Russian Mafia have brought the word 'hacker' into disrepute but the application of Buddhism can help turn things around.
That's the view of ex-Buddhist monk turned chief executive of security startup White Hat Technologies, Thubten Comerford.