#57 is upon us, so go get your special sauce at Phrack.org.
...and the Jedi Knight replied with a strong tongue:
"There is no gap between phrack56 and phrack57" ...and swang his
hand from the left to the right with a slight hope to bluff
EDB Fellesdata AS runs the computer services of about half of Norway's banks. On Thursday 2 Aug 2001, the company installed 288 new disks in its Hitachi storage. Then, instead of initialising the new disks, EDB initialised 288 existing disks, crashing the whole data storage system. The storage computers were apparently up and running by Sunday 5 August, with card services and ATMs available the day after. However, access to Internet banking and automatic-phone-banking access is still limited.
Profit margins remain very healthy, since security is so important that customers are prepared to pay handsomely for it. Even standard products like firewalls can still earn resellers margins of 25 to 30 per cent. There are also numerous opportunities for adding value, from consultancy and risk assessment, installation, training and penetration testing, to regular auditing, support and reconfiguration.
Most Asian governments publicly proclaim their desire to globalize, modernize and more fully connect to the Knowledge Economy. At the same time, however, a number of countries in the region have been slapping new restrictions on their citizens' use of the Internet.
The almost daily onslaught of computer viruses and attacks is prompting calls in the industry to bolt-in better security at the application development stage. Experts say if these escalating concerns among users are not addressed, application providers may become legally accountable. Users as well as vendors have to reconsider their role in girding their applications with adequate security, said Graham Cluely, senior technology consultant at Wakefield, Mass.-based Sophos Anti-Virus.