The number of viruses in the wild increases every year and despite the growing sophistication of security software the threat of infection remains serious for home and corporate users alike.
However, the weakest link in the chain is still the user.
With a little help from Network Associates, silicon.com offers you some help in avoiding those pesky worms and viruses.
Source: ZDNet Australia
X-Force--an Internet Security Systems anti-hacking team--takes its job very seriously, even taking to the streets of Sydney for security threat analysis in the form of ‘drive-by hacking’. A recent analysis conducted by the X-Force team in Australia, tested the security of wireless networks operating within Pitt St, Sydney--a major retail and business centre.
The team discovered twelve wireless networks that were easily accessible and vulnerable to hacking.
The American Muslim Council (AMC) is furious after its website was hacked afew days before the start of its holy month of Ramadan.
According to a press release issued by the Council on its website, the hacker got into its mail server and planted the Snow White and Seven Dwarfs virus, which then sent the virus to the Council's entire email list.
A new e-mail tool that allows Lotus Notes and Domino users to retract unread e-mails from a person's inbox could be breaking surveillance and data protection laws within the U.K.
The Office of the Information Commissioner has warned that the Demailer tool, announced by IBM/Lotus on Wednesday, could conflict with e-mail interception principles set out in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).
It would not take much for a malicious hacker to shut down the Internet, researchers at a meeting of the body that oversees Web address allocation warned on Tuesday.
An attack designed to flood the Web's master directory servers with traffic "is capable of bringing down the Internet," said Paul Vixie, a speaker at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers annual meeting.