Getting hands-on experience in what we were interested in could be seen as immoral, and perhaps more importantly, illegal. But how can you learn to secure a system if you don't understand how it can be attacked?
Witnesses provided more details of the Defense Department's computer mess-ups and confidentiality breaches in the 9/11 hearings on Friday, and defense lawyers renewed their request to delay the hearings until those problems could be resolved.
dentity theft can be accomplished as simply as someone getting information from your charge receipt or stealing your credit card. But, as more safeguards have been implemented, thieves have become more sophisticated.
Although the average computer user has little involvement with such significant security threats, the increasing prevalence of cybercrime places greater responsibility on consumers to protect their individual identities and personal information from hackers.
At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Intel and McAfee announced new technology that they've been developing over the past year. The announcement couldn't come at a better time for McAfee, which spent much of December trying to distance itself from bad press surrounding its founder.
Many have found inspiration and solace in Star Wars that can apply to the everyday real world, including data security. It teaches us that it is important to protect all the important data that you have with core access control.
A survey of London and New York City taxi companies last year revealed that more than 12,500 portable devices are forgotten in taxis every six months; portable devices that may have troves of sensitive data.
Today's Internet-savvy, video game-saturated culture has lulled parents into thinking that children already know what they need to know. But the ability to operate a PC, use a Wii, or surf the Web isn't enough.