An attack of the Welchia worm lead the US Department of State to shut down its system for filtering visa applications in search of potential terrorists
A computer virus has hit the US Department of State, affecting the performance of the government's information technology system that manages visa approvals, according to reports.
Debbie Madonna learned how quickly a child can stumble into an inappropriate Internet site when her youngest son Andrew, 14, visited the World Wrestling Federation on the Web a few years ago.
He couldn't have been more than 8 or 9, and he hit on a link and ended up in a more adult site. It was too adult for him, and he stopped watching wrestling after that, said Madonna of Plymouth.
Officers from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department Internet Crime Unit last week launched a series of workshops on Internet crime.
The first part of this series discussed the concept of Alerts, Consoles, False Negatives, and many other terms that are important for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). This second and final terminology article will continue in the same vein, starting with an explanation of the many different types of IDSs that exist today.
The increased dependence on IT means that the threat of systems abuse and misuse is greater than ever before.
The role of the HR department in helping to secure a business should not be underestimated, yet it is one of the most commonly overlooked components of a security strategy.
It has been well documented over the years that security extends way beyond simply adding a firewall to the network.
Unprotected websites are attacked an average of 2,000 times a week, a new study has revealed.
Security firm PanSec International and Internet service provider PSINet Europe set up two fake banking sites and monitored the number of times they were attacked over an eight-week period.
One site was protected with a standard firewall – the other was left unprotected.
The firewall prevented 90 per cent of attacks, but the protected site was still attacked more than 200 times a week.