Security

The traditional antivirus era is over?

Computer security is hard and is getting harder. Costs are high and rising. It is not enough to have up-to-date antivirus software on the PC. Traditional anti-virus software is based on the fact that they are looking for well-known software “fingerprints”. Virus fingerprint database is maintained, and software is updated with new fingerprints constantly. This

Get rid of Java now!

Now it is time to get rid of Java. Get rid of Java on your web browser now. You need to do it if you care your security at all. Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority Cert-Fi site and Security company F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen calls for removal of Java software from browsers. Most of

Trouble at V.I.R.U.S.

Trouble at V.I.R.U.S. (Virus Investors Radical United Society) …a rejected campaign idea from F-secure archives… I see now what that “F” means in F-Secure. I see why this did not get out but found this funny.

World IPv6 Launch 6.6.2012

World IPv6 Launch is coming after just few days. June 6th may seem like any other day to you, but a group of network operators, kit-makers and websites have determined it will become “World IPv6 launch day”. It means that major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world

Flame virus sensationalism

The virus, named Flame or Skywiper, has been in headlines this week. In good and in bad. Flame came to light when the U.N. International Telecommunications Union (which oversees cyberactivities for the body) received reports of unusual activity. A Russian security firm first identified it, noting that the virus has apparently existed in these networks

Visa shows off data centre security

Credit card company Visa has boasted that one of its US data centres possesses the ultimate security features. Many details of the site are reported by USA Today and Fast Company, which both seem to have been invited to the facility, the company’s Operations Centre East (OCE). Also The Register and ABC news have written

Credit card (in)security issues

Credit card fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using a credit card or any similar payment mechanism as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. The fraud begins with either the theft of the physical card or the compromise of data associated with the account (card account number and/or verification

How I'm Being Followed on Web

I’m Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web is a voyage into the invisible business that funds the web. Who are these companies and what do they want from me? Even if you’re generally familiar with the idea of data collection for targeted advertising, the number and variety of these