2010 – Year of the Zombie Cloud? 2009 has been a notable year for malware and malicious online activity for a number of reasons and several of them relate to what is known as botnets. A zombie, or a bot, is a PC infected by malware that brings it under the remote control of a…Read More
The Cloud Security Alliance kicked off its first major event November 16-17, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. The CSA Congress 2010 successfully hosted 370 people with talks covering all aspects of cloud security over two days.
For those who were not in attendance at Congress, this four-part series will summarize some of the most popular sessions at the event.
Photo Courtesy of Scubadive67 from Creative Commons Cookies aren’t just a delicious treat with milk. Cookies are text files that are created when users visit websites. They store information such as shopping cart contents, registration or log in credentials, and user preferences. When a user returns to a website, a cookie provides information and allows…Read More
If you type in an online search for “learn to hack,” you get over 28 million results. It’s pretty obvious that there are a lot of resources out there for anyone who wants to learn about hacking. You can even learn about specialized hacking: email, Facebook, MySpace, passwords. It’s all out there. Hackers have different…Read More
The Internet is certainly one of the greatest innovations in recent history. With a few keystrokes you can access information from around the world in an instant. You can find amazing deals online by browsing a few websites. You can research virtually any topic under the sun, all while never leaving your home. You can…Read More
So, your parents have finally joined the rest of the world and gotten a computer. Here’s how you can help make their online experience enjoyable and safe: • Suggest they take an introductory computer/Internet class. (Some local community centers may offer this for free—also try the library, community college, or even a senior center.) Review…Read More
Internet hoaxes have been around almost as long as the Internet because the technology provides a perfect vehicle for spreading an urban legend. All you have to do is post a “tall tale” on a website or send it in an email and it seems that in no time everyone is chattering about it. See…Read More
There are hundreds of scams on the Internet today. While some are entirely plausible, others are so farfetched they make you laugh. Yet, for the, ahem—gullible, these can be costly and dangerous. Here are five classic viral scams that have tricked many people over the years: SCAM #1: A wealthy Nigerian needs your help to…Read More