April 2005

  • Is single sign-on ready for prime time?

    Enthusiasts say better standards will make the technology a more viable option for enterprises. Not everyone agrees.

  • Interview: CEO to say so long to the (ISC)2

    For five years, James E. Duffy has been the face of the (ISC)2 and the CISSP certification. He'd now like to devote more time to being a husband, father and grandfather. Duffy announced in February...

  • New ideas from (ISC)2's new chief

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rolf Moulton, CISSP-ISSMP, CISA, CCP, has been steering the ship of the (ISC)2 for about six weeks now. But the new CEO's relationship with the security certification organization ...

  • How to remove a Trojan downloader

    In this thread from the ITKnowledge Exchange, get tips and learn how to remove a Trojan downloader, how they install themselves, how they spread and how to avoid infecting other machines on a network.

  • Tech Trivia: April 7, 2005

    Who is the new CEO of (ISC)2?

  • Unpatched flaws behind spike in DNS poisoning

    The Internet Storm Center 'sees yellow' after receiving multiple reports about DNS cache poisoning attacks redirecting users to malicious Web sites.

  • New mobile virus ups the ante

    Mabir-A is kin to precedent-setting Cabir but with more potential.

  • IM/P2P threats surge ahead

    Malicious attacks against IM and P2P programs have surged since the start of the year, a consortium said in a new report.

  • signature file

    A signature file is a short text file you create for use as a standard appendage at the end of your e-mail notes or Usenet messages.

  • Quiz: Cryptography

    OK, boys and girls! Do you have your secret decoder handy? Here's this week's special message. OK, boys and girls! Do you have your secret decoder handy? Here's this week's special message." (Radio...

  • Content Scrambling System (CSS)

    Content Scrambling System (CSS) is a data encryption and authentication method used to protect digital versatile disk (DVD) movies from being illegally copied, distributed, and viewed from other de...

  • non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

    A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a signed formal agreement in which one party agrees to give a second party confidential information about its business or products and the second party agrees no...

  • macro virus

    A macro virus is a computer virus that "infects" a Microsoft Word or similar application and causes a sequence of actions to be performed automatically when the application is started or something ...

  • one-time pad

    In cryptography, a one-time pad is a system in which a private key generated randomly is used only once to encrypt a message that is then decrypted by the receiver using a matching one-time pad and...

  • probe

    In telecommunications generally, a probe is an action taken or an object used for the purpose of learning something about the state of the network.

  • vandal

    A vandal is an executable file, usually an applet or an ActiveX control, associated with a Web page that is designed to be harmful, malicious, or at the very least inconvenient to the user.

  • Kermit

    Kermit is a popular file transfer and management protocol and suite of communications software programs with advantages over existing Internet protocols such as File Transfer Protocol and Telnet.

  • checksum

    A checksum is a count of the number of bits in a transmission unit that is included with the unit so that the receiver can check to see whether the same number of bits arrived.

  • International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA)

    IDEA (International Data Encryption Algorithm) is an encryption algorithm developed at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Melissa virus

    Melissa is a fast-spreading macro virus that is distributed as an e-mail attachment that, when opened, disables a number of safeguards in Word 97 or Word 2000, and, if the user has the Microsoft Ou...