Banks are spending millions on two-factor authentication for their customers but the approach no longer provides adequate protection against fraud or identity theft, according to Bruce Schneier, the encryption guru.
A Louisiana man who wrote malicious e-mails that caused some computers to dial the 911 emergency number was sentenced on Monday to six months in prison.
A U.S. federal judge sentenced David Jeansonne, 44, to the prison term as well as six months home detention after he admitted sending e-mails to about 20 subscribers of Microsoft's WebTV, a television Internet service since renamed MSN TV.
Surprisingly, securing a site’s production environment is a task that many ignore until it’s too late. But the task need not be so onerous. Several LAMP tools can help shore up security. This month and next, let’s look at two LAMP-based tools that can help protect your environment: Big Fish Firewall for deploying and configuring netfilter- based firewalls, and SNORT for intrusion detection. Once you realize how simple these tools are to deploy, you’ll want to get started immediately rather than after your first security incident.
A host of new internet telephony initiatives has sparked a debate about how secure these systems are.
US internet service provider AOL recently said that it would roll out a voice-over IP (VOIP) product, closely followed by a similar announcement from European ISP Wanadoo. Rumours have also surfaced that Google is considering a VOIP product, while chip maker Texas Instruments has declared VOIP the next "killer application".
More than 100,000 customers of a shoe store chain probably have been affected by a cyber break-in of the company's database, the Secret Service said Thursday.
Columbus, Ohio-based DSW Shoe Warehouse discovered the theft of credit card and personal shopping information March 4 and reported it to federal authorities, the firm said. DSW was alerted by a credit card company that noticed suspicious activity.