Article Query: Internet Security
October 6, 2011

As we read and discuss the subject of computer hacking and related nefarious uses of the Internet, we focus for the most part on the Information Technology and Information Security side of the topic.  There is another side, however, one dealing with the moral and ethical aspects of hacking, approached from a religious viewpoint to [...]

September 23, 2011

We are just a week away from the month of October, and October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, conducted every October since 2004 and sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is to improve cyber security posture and preparedness, and to encourage everyone to [...]

September 10, 2011

As reported across several media outlets, a group of so-called hackers, calling themselves the “Script Kiddies”, successfully hacked the Twitter account of NBC News.  In a public display of pure ignorance, the hackers began posting news updates of a new terrorist attack involving aircraft hijackings, and planes hitting the Ground Zero site in New York [...]

September 5, 2011

It is no secret that cyber attacks are growing in complexity and severity.  In August of this year, a malware-powered cyber-reconnaissance attack, dubbed Operation Shady RAT, was reported by McAfee.  The cyber attack had been ongoing since 2006, and claimed victims across a wide spectrum of Internet connected organizations, including government agencies in the United [...]

August 26, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion lately concerning Internet security and privacy, spurred on by what seems like an almost daily occurrence of web site hacking and the loss of confidential data.  Medical facilities, private industry, and governments alike struggle to come to grips with new methods of cyber crime and cyber terrorism.  While [...]

August 23, 2011

A relatively new hacker web site has cropped up, but this time it’s less about hacking and more about competition… sort of.  RankMyHack.com is a web site where hackers can compete amongst one another for ranking as the top hacker.  This is accomplished by earning points for the number and size of the success hacks [...]

August 23, 2011

As more incidents of hacking, theft, and data loss make the headlines this week, the question remains as to who is responsible for the lapses in Internet security that make it seemingly easy to commit these types of cyber crime.  Whether it be the public or private sector organization that was targeted, a government body, [...]

August 18, 2011

A few days ago I wrote about a piece of my intellectual property, an article I wrote and posted on DaileyMuse.com, being stolen, plagiarized, and posted on another web site under a different authors name.  I hadn’t been looking for my work elsewhere, I was simply browsing the access logs and visiting other websites that [...]

August 16, 2011

I often spend time reviewing my website logs to see who my visitors are, what topics are generating the most interest, and what websites readers are coming from.  This evening, while reviewing the activity log, I noticed an entry from a web agent that stood out from the others. This agent stood out from the [...]

August 15, 2011

As hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec continue to make headlines, many of us in the Information Security field can only sit back and shake our heads.  The large number of successful system breaches, web site defacements, and the publication of confidential data is not at all surprising, and for the most part was [...]