Security Year in Review by Mixter
by Mixter - Monday, 23 December 2002.
Mixter is a security expert, author of several open source security tools and whitepapers. Since 2000 he's been working with Hacktivismo, a cDc-sponsored "non-profit research and development group." He is a senior developer at a Germany-based security/crypto company.

The development of the security scene in 2002

It's not easy to say, but I would say that this year was (unfortunately) very politically dominated, with new anti-hacking laws coming into place, especially in the US, and so on.

We've seen that the DDoS threat isn't over, since half of the DNS root servers got hit by an attack.

What 2003 will bring

With the media hype generated about the possibility, I'm sure there will be superworms (exploit-using platform independent worms) out relatively soon. Also, Microsoft security continues to be a problem with MDAC- and RPC-related vulnerabilities.

The more positive things now and in the future seem to be the maturing of security standards, for example encryption and (AAA/EAP) authentication in 802.11.

With the current political trend, I'm also sure that personal and corporate security, especially confidentiality and encryption, are gaining importance for more people, and we're going to see a lot of movement and new developments both individual and corporate in those areas.

Spotlight

Staples customers likely the latest victims of credit card breach

Posted on 21 October 2014.  |  Multiple banks say they have identified a pattern of credit and debit card fraud suggesting that several Staples Inc. office supply locations in the Northeastern United States are currently dealing with a data breach.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Oct 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //