Profile of George V. Hulme
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An award winning writer and journalist, for more than 20 years George Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. He currently freelances for a wide range of publications, and is security blogger at InformationWeek.com.
Articles by George V. Hulme
posted in May 2004
Stocks rallied after the Commerce Department issued an upward revision of the first-quarter gross domestic product.
Although Apple issued a patch late Friday afternoon, the security firm warns that users of the operating system still remain vulnerable to an "extremely critical" security flaw.
The flaw within Norton AntiVirus 2004 could let attackers take over a system and disable the application.
It's still not commenting on a report on a Russian Web site that a sizeable portion of the code for its Internetwork Operating System has been stolen and is circulating on the Internet.
The security software vendor is buying Brightmail for $370 million in cash.
Stocks opened higher and stayed in the black as investors went bargain hunting.
Secunia, a security research group, says the problem can be exploited by malicious sites to remotely attack at-risk systems.
It has filed suit charging the network with illegally accessing its servers and stealing information.
It's probing a report by a Russian Web site that the source code for IOS 12.3, its primary operating system, was stolen last week.
The latest infection, called Dabber, uses a vulnerability within the Sasser worm to attack and infect systems.
Hackers are amassing a vast network of infected systems that could be used to steal personal information and launch large-scale denial-of-service attacks.
A proposed law would let consumers technologically circumvent copy-protection schemes for fair use, but Hollywood and the music industry say the bill would create a license to hack and steal legally protected creative works.
The markets broke their three-day losing streak as investors latched on to tech issues despite interest-rate fears.
The fix addresses a vulnerability in Windows XP and XP Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003.
German authorities have arrested an 18-year old student who is suspected to have unleashed the Sasser worm, which infected hundreds of thousands of systems and hindered Internet performance last week.
Hackers accessed four systems at the University of California, San Diego-- two of which contained names, Social Security numbers, and other key data for hundreds of thousands of students, applicacants, and staff.
Software vendor acknowledges it's shifting gears on how to integrate the security technology into Windows. The company's not yet prepared to spell out the details.
The Fed's decision to leave interest rates unchanged for now but leave the door open for future hikes left investors cautious.
The worm has infected as many as 1 million systems, but security firms say it may have peaked.