Hacking around the Christmas tree

Monday, 27 December 2004, 8:24 AM EST

Hackers, spammers and spies go into overdrive in December and January, when unsuspecting neophytes unwrap new computers, connect to the internet, and, too often, get hit with viruses, spyware and other nefarious programs.

"People want to get on the net right away, just like they want to put together and start using any Christmas present," said Tony Redmond, chief technology officer of Palo Alto computer giant Hewlett-Packard, whose new PCs ship with 60 days of virus and adware protection. "They should be warned that the net is a very, very dangerous place."

At Wired.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The Software Assurance Marketplace: A response to a challenging problem

Posted on 20 October 2014.  |  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has recognized how critical the state of software security is to the DHS mission.


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

Tue, Oct 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //