As the Black Hat conference descends upon Las Vegas this week, internetnews.com presents a series of articles addressing security issues past and present.
You might just call it the Windows factor. The more widespread the technology, the higher-value target it becomes to crackers, hackers and attackers.
But network and personal computing safety go beyond the operating system you´re running. Even Linux and Macs have seen their share of security issues. Maybe your databases aren´t up to code in order to thwart a SQL injection attack (define) that could bypass your firewall.
Maybe the folks using free IM clients are not aware that they just got a message with a link containing malicious code. Do they know not to click on it? And how about the proliferating endpoints hitting the network beyond the laptops?Read Full Story