A ghastly terrorist attack that struck at the financial heart of the country. Another errant computer virus worming its way through the network. A shaky economy further destabilized. A call to arms from the president. How do the IT business and profession
The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have woken us up to the fact that we are at war. It is a war of freedom vs. totalitarianism and terror. In that way it is similar to previous wars we have fought, but that is perhaps the onl
In an Aug. 27 Pings&Packets item, I found Microsoft's free Network Security Hotfix Checker to be a useful tool for finding potential security holes and missing patches for Windows 2000 and NT server systems.
An aggressive hybrid of virus and worm ran rampant across the Internet last week, slowing traffic and causing site shutdowns. But the real damage from W32.Nimda may end up being the cost to eradicate it.
In the first major smart card security deal since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army has announced it will buy 60,000 smart card readers from SchlumbergerSema, the technology subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd.
The U.S. Department of Justice wants its wiretapping and other surveillance capabilities vastly expanded, with the Internet and other modern communications technologies among the targets of the government's new war on terrorism, according to experts who a