If service providers don't move faster to prevent distributed denial-of-service attacks, hackers and script kiddies can grab their suntan lotion and head for the beach this summer because there will still be ample opportunity to bring sites to a screechin
Netsec, a provider of managed security services in Herndon, Va., says it has been awarded a multiyear contract to provide services to the National Science Foundation, the U.S. government agency that promotes and funds science and engineering research.
Microsoft acknowledges that there have been too many holes in the software for its dominant Web server, and promises to ensure that future products go out the door with safeguards to avoid another string of embarrassing problems.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision last week limiting law enforcement's use of technology to snoop inside people's homes could have implications for police surveillance of cyberspace, and will likely fuel momentum in the courts and on Capitol Hill to establish
Distributed denial-of-service attacks-which by some estimates total more than 4,000 a week-are likely to get much worse as the perpetrators hone their skills and new weaknesses in popular platforms are discovered and exploited.