Even wired workers who spend most of their day tuned into the Web say the first place they turned to get news about the terrorists attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. was television -- at least at first.
There have been no reports of any coordinated cyberattack on the Internet or other networks -- but there could be hacker activity in the wake of the apparent terrorist attacks against the U.S., an Internet security expert said.
Looking to repair the real and public-relations damage done by Code Red worms during the last few weeks, Microsoft Corp. last week released a security tool designed to lock down Internet Information Services servers and prevent further large-scale attacks
While DDOS attacks have become more prevalent and more varied, users' defenses have changed little-shut off the flow of traffic, call your service provider and ask for filters, then hold your breath and hope it works.
Microsoft's Personal Security Advisor certainly can't replace a well-designed set of group policies and a strong initial Windows and Office installation, but the free Web-based app can give you a quick-and-dirty security audit in just a few seconds