An insurance policy against hacker-inflicted damage costs 25 per cent more for companies using Windows NT.
This is because "there are so many security holes in Microsoft products", John Wurzler, of Wurzler underwriting managers, told us today.
Wurzler's stance could be a little unfair - security is far more dependent on how well the infrastructure is designed and set up rather than the products used to build it, we argued.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that existing laws are sufficient to prosecute hackers committing internet or electronic fraud using hacking software.
The ruling has cleared up longstanding concerns that the Crimes Act in its present form is inadequate to deal with electronic crime, particularly fraud and forgery.
A parliamentary select committee is considering amendments to the act, prompted in part by a Law Commission report advising major overhauls to bring it into line with the information age.
On May 16, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is scheduled to be executed for killing 168
people six years ago.
Right now, only bombing victims, their families and select journalists will be allowed to watch the event live.
CNN.com experienced about four hours of intermittent site inaccessibility Monday afternoon, according to research firm Keynote Systems Inc. At one point, only one in 10 visitors who tried to access the site got through. By 4 p.m. PT, the site was back to normal. A software glitch, not a computer-based attack, is the likely culprit, according to Keynote.
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Federal authorities on Monday said they were attempting to trace the origin of a series of hacker attacks that appear to have been sparked by the United States spy plane crisis in China.
The hackers have showered U.S. government and business Web sites with eulogies for the downed Chinese fighter pilot, denouncements of imperialism and crude references.
One of the attack victims said the vandalism appeared to have originated in China.