USC hacker case pivotal to future web security

Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 10:43 AM EST

Eric McCarty, a 25-year-old San Diego resident, in April was charged with hacking into the University of Southern California's computer system and accessing confidential information submitted by students applying to the school. The case, in which McCarty claims he was simply trying to warn USC of possible security flaws in its Web site, will likely be a watershed event in the area of security research, particularly if McCarty is convicted to the full extent of the law and forced to serve 10 years in a federal prison.

At InformationWeek.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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

Fri, Dec 19th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //