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INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

VoIP and the New Telecommunications Industry

Voice over Internet Protocol pioneers Skype, Vonage and other voice-communications purveyors have been quietly generating huge user bases online. Market analysts are reporting that VoIP services stand poised to displace conventional telecommunications pricing models. Given the success of improved Vo...

Hackers for Hire

For years there existed a fuzzy distinction between good and bad computer hackers. Black Hat hackers were known to crack into computer systems for the challenge and the bragging rights. These miscreants took great pleasure from wreaking havoc once they gained entry. White Hat hackers, on the other s...

LOOKING FORWARD

Preparing for the Superworm at the Front Lines

Imagine a war in which the combatants are invisible and the weapons they bear are hidden in trickery and stealth. Now picture that war being waged on a battlefield consisting not of desert fields but of thousands of ragtag computers in bedrooms, dens and corporate cubicles across America. These batt...

LOOKING FORWARD

Is the Superworm a Mere Myth?

If one thing is definite about Internet security and worm attacks, say experts, it is that cyber attacks are on the rise in 2004. Consider the worldwide effect of highly publicized worms like last year's SoBig series and the recent Sinit Trojan and MyDoom outbreaks. Given the potency of some of thes...

INDUSTRY REPORT

Identity Theft Online: Debunking the Myths

James Van Dyke had a hunch last year that the commonly held belief that the Internet was causing an increase in identity theft and credit card fraud was not valid. Extensive research he conducted debunks many of the myths about the correlation between online activity and ID theft. Contrary to popula...

INDUSTRY REPORT

Are Consumer-Grade Firewalls Really Secure?

With the growing demand for always-on high-speed Internet access, consumer-grade firewall boxes are becoming as common in computing as modems and mice. The prevalence of these devices makes sense, as network security and protection against intruders have become topics of great concern for home-offic...

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Hacking the Xbox

It seemed like a no-brainer for Microsoft: Use its massive software market share to win over game players to its Xbox console. It could sell a powerful, graphics-enhanced computer for about $180 and sit back as the dollars rolled in from royalties for every Xbox game sold. The plan to practically gi...

BEST OF ECT NEWS

Computer Viruses and Organized Crime

Internet security experts are divided on the source and purpose of computer viruses and worms like Blaster and SoBig. But some government agencies are investigating a possible connection between the increasing spread of infected computers and organized crime. Recent trends are leading many experts t...

RFID Tags and the Question of Personal Privacy

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is an old technology that has been quietly revolutionizing business and industry. Over the past several years, the technology has helped optimize inventory and business systems and has made consumers' lives more convenient. But some industry watchers say RFID...

Network Vulnerability and the Electrical Grid

The power blackout that struck the northern United States and Canada in August shocked industry executives into acknowledging the need to upgrade outdated grid circuitry and power-generating equipment. However, analysts and security experts now are warning that the outmoded, intrusion-prone computer...

Microsoft, Security and the Road Ahead

Microsoft officials are promising to provide more help in solving security threats that have plagued users of the company's best-known products. But Microsoft will rely on third-party vendors to provide at least some of the solutions. The software giant announced its new strategies for securing its ...

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