Security & Privacy--2001014
Indian websites prone to hackers
Most Indian websites can be hacked in 30 minutes flat and are wide open for attacks to steal the source code of their killer aps or disabling the website altogether, says HCL Comnet president Vineet Nayar.
Read More at http://www.economictimes.com/today/03tech01.htm
Canada Strengthens Internet Privacy
A new law to protect personal information disclosed through electronic transactions will take effect in Canada on Jan 1st.
Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/23/technology/23PRIV.html
Both Sides Hacked Over Kashmir
India and Pakistan, who've been fighting for years over Kashmir, are now engaging in the next-generation spitting war made popular by Israelis and Palestinians: They're hacking into each other's sites.
Source: Wired News
Author: Manu Joseph
Political hacking: Crime or activism?
Hacktivism is being coined as a new buzzword thanks to a spate of politically motivated hacks of government and commercial Web sites. The Internet, some security experts believe, may replace television as the medium of choice for political activists to spread their message.
"How to spend a dollar on security"
No amount of money allocated for your companyís security policy may ever seem to be enough. This article will tell you how to create a holistic and effective policy on any budget.
Read more at http://www.computerworld.com/cwi/story
How to handle a security crisis:
Nine key steps A CTO offers a nine-step strategy to follow in light of a system intrusion. Trent R. Hein urges companies not to panic and to take great care in not tipping off the intruder.
Read more at http://www.crn.com/Components/Search/Article.asp?ArticleID=21312 Source: VARBusiness / "SearchSecurity.com"
Will the Universal Declaration of Human Rights be enshrined in international cybercrime law...?
Yaman Akdeniz, director of Cyber Rights & Cyber Liberties is expected to warn that developing techniques to combat high-tech crime could lead to unjustified Internet surveillance...
Read more at http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/2000/49/ns-19656.html
Pundits: Wireless Web is major privacy threat
Many analysts believe wireless technology further dilutes what little privacy protection there is online.
Read more at http://www.techweb.com/wire/story
Source: TechWeb / "SearchSecurity.com"
Cache attack: Timing is everything
Timing attacks that compromise a userís privacy are surfacing. The technique taps into a Web browser and enables the user to determine what sites have been recently visited without the knowledge or consent of the user.
Source: ZDNet / "SearchSecurity.com"
A useful site on Windows 98 security
As broadband Net access proliferates, security issues increase dramatically in importance. Drop in here, educate yourself, and just maybe save yourself a great deal of grief down the road.
Med Sites Need a Dose of Privacy
Internet health care providers need to develop strong privacy protections or risk government intervention, according to FTC commissioner Orson Swindle. Companies need to provide and enforce realistic policies.
Source: Wired News
Author: Donna Tapellini
Privacy advocates wary of data-sharing standard
A new technology standard that smoothes the way for online businesses to easily share detailed customer profiles is sounding an alarm for privacy advocates...
Source: CNET News.com
Lax Cybercrime Laws Threaten E-Commerce
Few countries around the world have passed laws targeting online criminal activity, posing a threat to e-commerce and technological growth, according to a report released Wednesday...
Read More at http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/5907.html
The Internet's Zen pirates
Russiaís first computer hacking school, the Civil Hackersí School, is taught by the master, Arvi the Hacker. Its students have been accused of the recent break-ins at Microsoft, the Pentagon and NATO, and of the theft of millions from online bank accounts.
Source: The Toronto Globe & Mail / "SearchSecurity.com" Daily News
A mouse that remembers fingerprints
Siemens has a solution for people who constantly forget computer passwords: a mouse that recognizes fingerprints. Called the ID Mouse, the device uses biometrics to take advantage of the unique features of people's fingerprints.
Source: CNET News.com
The Privacy Practices of Web Browser Extensions (Privacy Foundation)
After downloading "free" software to their personal computers, millions of consumers may unwittingly be revealing their online behavior and personal data to software vendors...
Read more at http://www.qlinks.net/items/qlitem9345.htm
Fortify for Netscape
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Tiny Personal Firewall
Tiny Personal Firewall represents smart, easy-to-use personal security technology that fully protects personal computers against hackers. 880KB, Win9x/NT4/2000/ME
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Encryption Plus Folders RegisterWare
Encryption PlusR Folders Freeware is a fast easy-to-use program that performs on-the-fly encryption. You just put your confidential files in a single folder and point-and-click. You don't have to think about security or remember anything except your password. Super easy-to-use. Windows 95/98 compatible.
Folders Freeware is not NT compatible, but the full version of Encryption Plus Folders is fully NT compatible. Full-featured versions of Encryption PlusR for Folders are available for purchase in Standard and Enterprise editions.
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