AS more home users move to cable internet connections, security breaches are increasing, an industry briefing has heard. Speaking at the Securing the Financial Services World briefing in Sydney last week, Top Layer Networks Australian manager David Britt said a denial of service (DoS) attack could be generated using a small amount of bandwidth.
A Russian software programmer arrested on charges of violating a controversial U.S. copyright law saw his arraignment postponed for one week Thursday as lawyers attempt to work out a settlement in a case which has prompted international protests.
Dmitry Sklyarov had been scheduled to face charges Thursday morning in San Jose federal district court, but a judge postponed it until August 30 to allow the defense and prosecution more time to negotiate a possible deal, lawyers on both sides said.
If there is anyone that should know about denial-of-service attacks, it would be Network Associates Inc.. The security technology company was hit by one in late January, bringing parts of its site to a screeching halt. Whether it's out of irony or vindication, NAI's antivirus unit McAfee.com has launched a preliminary assault on DoS attacks that it hopes will illustrate its leadership as a security powerhouse. McAfee's detractors aren't so sure it can fulfill that promise.
Rapid consolidation in the managed security business can have costly results for corporations that entrust the safety of their most valuable information to companies in danger of disappearing tomorrow.
Hong Kong police have arrested a 29-year-old Webmaster suspected of operating a pornographic Web site, a crime that could land the man in prison for three years. Hong Kong police were alerted to the Web site by the special administrative region's (SAR's) Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority.
Police traced the Webmaster from the site, and last Thursday raided an apartment in Tin Shui Wai. Officers allege the man used the premises to upload "obscene pictures and videos onto the Web site, and allowed registered members to upload and download the obscene data from it.".