Code Red Virus-Code Red is a worm that
exploits a vulnerability in one of the add-in
components that is installed by default in Microsoft's
web server: Internet Information Server. There have
been several variants of Code Red with side effects
ranging from defaced web pages to changing system
configurations and installing a Trojan Horse that will
allow access to the compromised system, should the
initial entry/infection point be closed.
“Love Bug” Virus
A new computer virus spread around the world recently
with a vengeance. This virus traveled via e-mail
messages entitled quot;I Love You,quot; crippling government
and business computers in Asia, Europe, and the United
States. It appears that only Microsoft's Outlook and
Outlook Express are the only e-mail programs affected;
however, the virus is also spreading via mIRC, a popular
Biometric Computer Security
◘ Biometric computer security
systems tie a unique physical attribute
of a user to the IT resources and data
that they are allowed to access. For
example, it is used for finger prints,
eye scanning, and finger scanning.
Phishing is the act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely
claiming to be an established legitimate business in an
attempt to scam the user into surrendering private
information that will be used for identity theft.
The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they
are asked to update personal information, such as
passwords and credit card, social security, and bank
The web site, however, is bogus and set up only to steal
the user’s information.
Some advantages include:
Increase security - Provide a convenient
and low-cost additional tier of security.
- Replace hard-to-remember passwords
which may be shared or observed.
- Make it possible, automatically, to know
WHO did WHAT, WHERE and WHEN!
Some disadvantages include:
fingerprints of a person keep on changing from time to time.
This can lead to the security devise having problem in
identifying your fingerprint.
These security devices incorporate sensors, which may be
touched by several individuals. Touching these sensors again
an again can lead to health problems.
Public perceptions and privacy concerns of criminal
implications may happen.
Anti Virus Software
Antivirus software is computer software used to
identify and remove computer viruses, as well as
many other types of harmful computer software,
collectively referred to as malware. While the first
antivirus software was designed exclusively to
combat computer viruses, most modern antivirus
software can protect against a wide range of
malware, including worms, rootkits, and Trojans.
The type of information that should be
- Credit Card Numbers
- Phone Numbers
- Social Security Numbers