Microsoft's security patch for Outlook, which is designed to protect users from the effects of another Love Bug-style virus, has come under fire from no less a body than the US Air Force.
In a paper to be presented at a security workshop in June, an assistant professor of computer science at the US Air Force Academy will deliver a devastating critique of Microsoft's approach to security in general and Outlook in particular.
Bend, Oregon, May 1, 2001. Cylant Technology
announces its "0wn this box" challenge. As a
demonstration of its behavioral analysis approach
to the field of security, Cylant invites hackers
and crackers alike to attempt a root compromise
of victim.cylant.com. The first person to
successfully "0wn" victim will have the server
shipped to them.
A computer hacking group best known for creating tools for hijacking computer systems is
turning its hand to civil disobedience and plans to release an application that could scupper government and corporate censorship around the world.
Websites operated by the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services were working properly Sunday after being vandalized one day before by hackers who federal officials believe are from China.
A picture of Wang Wei, the Chinese pilot who was killed in a collision with a U.S. Navy spy plane April 1, was posted Saturday on Labor's Web site. Agency spokesman Stuart Roy compared the vandalism to graffiti: "You can lock up a store so the merchandise is safe," he said, "but you can't stop somebody running by with a can of spray paint."
IBM is pouring several billion dollars into what they hope will be the future of security. Called "Project Eliza", the system would use artificial Intelligence in order to detect DDoS attacks, as well as general hack attempts and stop the intruder before they can damage or gain entry to any systems.