The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report offers analysis and discussion of threat activity over a six-month period. It covers Internet attacks, vulnerabilities, malicious code, and future trends. The latest report, released March 7, is now available
This volume of the Internet Security Threat Report offers an overview of threat activity that took place between July 1 and December 31, 2005. In this edition, the new threat landscape is shown to be increasingly dominated by attacks and malicious code that are used to commit cybercrime, criminal acts that incorporate a computer or Internet component. Attackers have moved away from large, multipurpose attacks on network perimeters and toward smaller, more focused attacks on client-side targets.
The threat landscape is coming to be dominated by emerging threats such as bot networks and customizable modular malicious code. Targeted attacks on Web applications and Web browsers are increasingly becoming the focal point for cybercriminals. Whereas traditional attack activity has been motivated by curiosity and a desire to show off technical virtuosity, many current threats are motivated by profit. They often attempt to perpetrate criminal acts, such as identity theft, extortion, and fraud, for financial gain.
Over the last six months of 2005, Symantec detected an average of 1,402 Denial of Service (DoS) attacks per day. This is an increase of 51 percent from the first half of 2005, when Symantec detected an average of 927 DoS attacks per day.
I wish Ebay, Amazon would start to use code in book like skype:book123456.sales in their system (temporary authorized, safe sales codes, you can only order as much as the books in stock…). In the future I will read the ISBN-nr. with my mouse or special eye pen the barcode in the book, then I will be redirected to Ebay, Amazon or whatever and they will ask via a friendly voice my creditcard number (safe enough, since encrypted voice channel) and I will buy the book. The whole session will be recorded in video and voice on my computer in an encrypted mp3–file and send to the FBI and to the Skype Fraude manager for voice-stress analysis theft of creditcard by entities that stole/hacked an Ebay or Amazon Skype IDin case of fraude. Well as long as I get my book delivery via DHL or another courier it’s fine by me.
I never liked to read pdf-documents by the way. So always happy to read on paper. By the way I was the one printing out all those pdf-pages on the company laserjet; Yes I admit. Hehehe. Just received this morning the book on Skype Hacks from Andrew Sheppard. Really interesting. It is the reference book that every Skype nerd should be reading and there will be a new one called «Skype for Dummies». Should be a big success with all those people out there using Skype.
If you've heard about Skype--and who hasn't with all the recent media attention devoted to internet phone service--chances are you've been mighty tempted to try it out. Skype Hacks tells you what all the Skype hype is about, explains the basics, and shows you more than 100 clever tips and tricks for tweaking and tuning Skype so you too can enjoy free phone calls and services.
I did not win anything in the Yappernut contest to guess their new product the Yappermouse., but almost. I’ll buy one. I also found this on Alibaba. In Asia they say : «easy to copy». Somebody else today told me ( I think he is right ) : the Europeans think it, the Americans do it. I add to this that the Asians/Chinese copy it and the Indians (India) will support it. I’ll blog it.