Internet security is especially important during the younger years of a child's life, and that is evident when looking at the result of a survey from a security company. The survey said 25 percent of kids between the ages of 7 and 16 have accidentally downloaded a virus or accessed adult content online.
The FBI is looking to shut down temporary servers of the DNSChanger Trojan virus, an internet security breach that is still infecting government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States. About 450,000 computers are still involved in this botnet, according to the DNS Changer Working Group.
In a story that is sure to have many law firms getting better internet security, Puckett & Faraj, a Virginia-based law firm, was attacked by hacking collective Anonymous, according to the ABA Journal. The law firm is looking to be back up and online in a few days after the attack last week.
One big internet security breach on Facebook is the number of scammers and fake profiles that appear only to try and infect other users with malware and other viruses. Barracuda Labs, a group that studies internet security, did a study on the differences between real account and fake accounts.
When looking at emails, internet users should be aware of potential dangers, but the line may get a little bit blurry when it comes to receiving an email from an internet security company claiming to want to help fix a virus.
A good antivirus program should be able to let users know when they may be running into a dangerous page, but for those without a good program, "drive-by" emails and websites can instantly infect a user's computer, according to an article by Security News Daily.
Police in Romania said they have arrested notable hacker TinKode, who is known for allegedly hacking into the United States government and military websites and exposing their internet security shortfalls, PC Magazine said.
After the official Salt Lake City website was hacked, authorities said more information was compromised than originally thought. Everyone who has provided emails or information to the city's website has been asked to change their passwords, according to Salt Lake City Police. Users should be sure to change passwords as quickly as possible to improve internet security.
It was recently reported by the Belarus Department of Information and Public Relations that hackers from Belarus were able to steal more than $1.8 million from 20,000 people across the world from January to April 2010.
A hospital in northern Indiana may have experienced an internet security breach through a computer virus, sources say. For occurrences like this, hospitals and other businesses need to make sure they have quality antivirus software.
Google’s Android mobile operating system, currently the world’s best-selling mobile platform, boasts a third-party application market that prides itself on its openness, particularly compared to its primary competitor, Apple’s App Store in iTunes.
Congressional efforts to curb the piracy of intellectual property online and bring its culprits to justice has proved difficult, as major web outlets staged blackouts to protest the contentious legislation of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.