Absolute security is a myth

Monday, 11 April 2005, 10:46 AM EST

Giving people the impression that their choice in operating systems makes them invulnerable to security threats is a very, very bad idea.

Sometime last week, a co-worker of mine forwarded a news article to me, which discussed the withdrawal of a $25,000 reward that was being offered for the successful creation of a "self-replicating virus that is effective against the modern Mac OS X operating system." I always get a kick out of contests like these, not only because they don't really prove anything, but mostly because they tend to stir up a lot of commotion.

By Jason Miller at SecurityFocus.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

DMARC: The time is right for email authentication

Posted on 23 January 2015.  |  The DMARC specification has emerged in the last couple years to pull together all the threads of email authentication technology under one roof—to standardize the method in which email is authenticated, and the manner in which reporting and policy enforcement is implemented.


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

Mon, Jan 26th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //