There's lots of innovation going on in security - we're inundated with a steady stream of new stuff and it all sounds like it works just great. Every couple of months I'm invited to a new computer security conference, or I'm asked to write a foreword for a new computer security book. And, thanks to the fact that it's a topic of public concern and a "safe issue" for politicians, we can expect a flood of computer security-related legislation from lawmakers. So: computer security is definitely still a "hot topic." But why are we spending all this time and money and still having problems?
Someone hacked into a Web server at the University of Central Arkansas and corrupted the Web sites of some faculty members, a university official said.
Brent Passmore, director of Web development at UCA, said the server accommodates Web sites for the faculty, the library and archives. He said the problem occurred last weekend and the hackers left the name of their Web site.
Not-for-profit organisations have something other than profit as their primary objective. Typically, they are funded through private and public donations, although they may generate income through some level of commercial activities. The types of organisations that are defined as not-for-profit include some medical organisations, charities, philanthropic organisations and non-governmental bodies.
A new, unpatched flaw in that affects all versions of Firefox could let attackers surreptitiously run malicious code on users' PCs, a security researcher has warned.
The problem lies in the way Firefox handles Web links that are overly long and contain dashes, security researcher Tom Ferris said in an interview via instant messaging late Thursday.
He posted an advisory and a proof of concept to the Full Disclosure security mailing list and to his Security Protocols Web site.
Banks are slowly moving towards deploying voice-authentication technologies to add an extra layer of security for their online and telephone banking customers.
The majority of Internet banking customers currently access their accounts using so-called "two-factor authentication" -- with a username and password -- but this is expected to change as banks look to cost-effectively address customer concerns about security.