How do email clients work?
Every email address has two basic parts: the user name and the domain name. When you are sending email to someone else, your domain’s server has to communicate with your recipient’s domain server.
For example, let’s assume that your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the person you are contacting is at [...]
Wireless networks are becoming increasingly popular, but they introduce additional security risks. If you have a wireless network, make sure to take appropriate precautions to protect your information.
How do wireless networks work?
As the name suggests, wireless networks, sometimes called WiFi, allow you to connect to the internet without relying on wires. If your [...]
1.If you find a USB token in the wild, don’t plug it into your USB port as it could autoinstall software if your system is set to autoplay CDROMs.
2.Though many organizations’ standards call for disabling autoplay of CDROMs, you should check and set yours. To disable autoplay follow these instructions (for WinXP):
Open My Computer
Right click [...]
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania, along with 34 other states, has reached a $12 million settlement with LifeLock Inc, an Arizona-based company accused of making confusing or misleading statements in the advertisement and promotion of its identity theft protection services.
“Identity theft is a major subject of concern and consumers deserve clear and accurate information before they spend [...]
Terminate Computer Access Before You End a Contract or Tell People They Are Fired
Shortly before a labor union strike in August 2006, two Los Angeles transportation engineers allegedly disconnected traffic signals at four busy intersections. Subsequently, these disgruntled employees were accused of unauthorized access to a computer, identity theft and unauthorized disruption or denial of [...]
The Federal Trade Commission has notified almost 100 organizations that personal information, including sensitive data about customers and/or employees, has been shared from the organizations’ computer networks and is available on peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks to any users of those networks, who could use it to commit identity theft or fraud. The agency also has [...]
National Cyber Alert System
ISPs offer services like email and internet access. Compare factors like security, services, and cost so that you find an ISP that supports all of your needs.
What is an ISP?
An ISP, or internet service provider, is a company that provides its customers access to the internet and other web [...]
We are aware of public reports indicating that attackers are using legitimate web pages to run malicious code on victims’ machines.
Reports, including a posting by Sophos, indicate that these messages
* Include keywords and names related to a current event (such as, the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack)
* Prompt users [...]
Apple has released Safari 4.0.3 for Windows and Mac OS X to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, obtain sensitive information, or spoof a website.
The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.0.13 and Firefox 3.5.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an [...]
Announcing the 5th Annual GFIRST National Conference
at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia – August 23-28, 2009
GFIRST5: The Five Pillars of Cyber Security: Threat, Vulnerability, Attack & Detection, Mitigation and Reflection. These foundations support the cyber security and incident response community by identifying the core components of incident management. [...]