First State Superannuation has abandoned legal charges against security consultant Patrick Webster for releasing a security hole without their authority.
The company had work help fixed Webster’s computer problem regarding a legal document which demanded he give the company’s IT staff access to his computer.
For a long time now, IT security firm are always visiting hacker forums in an effort to know more about the new techniques that hackers are using. By doing so, security firms are able to track down the people behind the security breach.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, originator of the World Wide Web, used his closing keynote sermon of the RSA Europe Conference 2011 in describing his vision for the future of IT security. His prerequisite secure systems, makes it easier for people to get things done, rather than adding hindrance to their work.
Apple has released an enormous security update for Mac OS X along with the latest version of its OS. However, several reports, which install the patches, could make computers unbootable.
The Mac OS X Security Update 2011-006 tackles more than 70 weaknesses in core components, also third-party products packaged by default with the OS.
In the future, mobile phones are going to be among the top choices for hackers in hacking. Experts in a Georgia Tech say hackers can easily release malware onto guarded devices when they dock to sync or plug into USB ports to charge.