The President's revamped mailbox has been hit with a denial-of-service attack, as users rushed to see if the White House's e-mail system is as awful as billed. John Markoff at The New York Times wrote an article describing the new "hide the e-mail" policy instituted by the White House, and users have reacted in force. In the good old days, citizens could make a simple plea to email@example.com. Critical times, however, call for more complicated measures, and the White House has now set up a multi-stage process to e-mail the President.
If there's one thing Sarah Gordon understands, it's the mind of the virus writer. In her current position as a senior research fellow for the Symantec Antivirus Research Center, Gordon conducts research on the ethical implications of technology and the psychological aspects of human-computer interaction. Recently, we asked her what makes virus writers tick.
l33tdawg: Word to com-x for the heads up on this :)
Microsoft Corp. acknowledged a critical vulnerability Wednesday in nearly all versions of its flagship Windows operating system software, the first such design flaw to affect its latest Windows Server 2003 software.
Microsoft said the vulnerability could allow hackers to seize control of a victim's Windows computer over the Internet, stealing data, deleting files or eavesdropping on e-mails. The company urged customers to immediately apply a free software repairing patch available from Microsoft's Web site.
Cisco warned Internet service providers and corporations late Wednesday that a flaw in its router software could allow attackers to freeze Cisco routers and stop the flow of network data through the devices.
As previously reported, some details of the vulnerability leaked out to the Internet earlier in the day when network administrators noticed that many service providers had announced unscheduled maintenance of their networks.
Cisco didn't initially comment on the issue. Late Wednesday, the company posted details of the flaw in an advisory on its Web site.