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A story picked up off the Associated Press (AP) newswire last night telling of "a mysterious, large-scale, Internet attack against thousands of popular Web sites" has proliferated across the Net so fast and so widely that it has almost assumed virus-like proportions of its own. According to the report, the US Homeland Security Department in Chicago is studying the virus-like infection and trying to figure out how to impede the spread of the virus, which seeks to implant "hacker type software" onto the computers of all Web site visitors who go to infected or malicious Web sites. But what is the exact nature of the "virus-like infection" - specifically? One expert believes it may be nothing more sinister than one of the wwo vulnerabilities already widely reported in Internet Explorer 6.0, which in combination with other known issues can be exploited by malicious people to ... (more)

Les Coulisses de l'intégration Intel

Intégration des applications fédératrices : la société Intel passe d’un système d’interfaces applicatives point à point à une infrastructure intergicielle (middleware) standard, dans le cadre de laquelle les règles de gestion réutilisables sont extraites vers une couche d’automatisation des processus opérationnels, les applications adoptant une structure à intégration flottante. Découvrez-en le pourquoi et le comment. Intégration interentreprises. D’une gestion manuelle fastidieuse, Intel évolue vers un ensemble de transactions parfaitement orchestrées, da... (more)

Bloggers Call For Immediate Resignation Of FEMA Director Michael Brown

- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C. - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview. "FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours. This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one single p... (more)

Hurricane Katrina "Cyber-Scams" – National Cyber Security Alliance Issues Warning

The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts. The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information. In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being used to sp... (more)

IBM Security Report Predicts Mobile/Satellite Attacks in 2005

Phishing Attacks, Threats to Confidential Information and to Windows - All Increasing, Says Symantec Report Stuart McIrvine, director of IBM's security strategy, said yesterday: "After a year like 2004, many IT departments feel beaten down from combating viruses like Mydoom and Netsky. However, through sophisticated intelligence gathering and analysis, IBM can now identify and understand many of these risks. In addition, businesses and consumers can use this information to help them to not only anticipate these security risks, but more importantly, to prepare themselves to avoid ... (more)