Passwords – The Weak Link

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In the security world, that weak link is the human element, and it manifests in the poor management of user passwords. As our …

Code Red: As Bad As It Gets?

If you haven’t heard about Code Red by now you must have been in hibernation! This most recent worm has fueled the old debate on “Full Disclosure”. Many …

Risk e-Business

Well, it’s finally happened. I had my first close encounter with real life crackers! A good friend of mine recently went to work for a small Internet startup company (I …

A Comment on Bugtracking

On November 20, 2000, I was sent an e-mail by someone who called himself Zorgon. It read: CGIForum is a free forum. We can set `thesection’ parameter to view files on …

Issues: “Save a bug, safe a life?”

“And there’s the sign, Ridcully,” said the Dean. “You HAVE read it, I assume. You know? The sign which says “Do not, under any circumstances, …

The six headed spam monster

Several days ago I visited an on-line forum of one of the Internet Presence Providers (IPP) in my country and found a topic dealing with spam. One user of the IPP in this …