Articles By Deborah Radcliff

Security threatened by aging system and unvigilant workers

Security threatened by aging system and unvigilant workers

Stolen credit card numbers, hacked federal computer systems and other high-profile on-line assaults have put many users on their guard...

May 3rd, 2001 Deborah Radcliff
Companies move to combine physical, IT security efforts

Companies move to combine physical, IT security efforts

Late last year, Howard Schmidt, Microsoft Corp.'s director of security, quietly wrestled the software vendor's physical and IT security functions...

March 1st, 2001 Deborah Radcliff
University computers are weak link in security chain

University computers are weak link in security chain

On Feb. 7, 2000, the first wave of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks hit Internet portal Yahoo Inc. During the next...

February 28th, 2001 Deborah Radcliff
Welcome to the world of the closet

Welcome to the world of the closet

Yetzer-Ra, a 6-foot-3-inch, 300-pound giant of a man, paces between his "subjects" in the smoke-filled Goth club Click + Drag,...

November 30th, 2000 Deborah Radcliff
Welcome to the “hacktivist’s” world

Welcome to the “hacktivist’s” world

Yetzer-Ra, a 6-foot-3-inch, 300-pound giant of a man, paces between his "subjects" in the smoke-filled Goth club Click + Drag,...

November 16th, 2000 Deborah Radcliff
Moving Cobol to the Web safely proves challenging

Moving Cobol to the Web safely proves challenging

Cobol. A simple language that's so easy to read, it's impossible to hide malicious programs. A language for mainframe data...

September 21st, 2000 Deborah Radcliff
Fighting back against the hack

Fighting back against the hack

In December, when protesters were rampaging through Seattle in an attempt to disrupt the World Trade Organization (WYO) summit meeting,...

August 24th, 2000 Deborah Radcliff
Hitting back at hackers

Hitting back at hackers

In police work, sometimes the longest journeys end with the shortest trips. That's what happened to Brian Koref, who spent...

March 9th, 2000 Deborah Radcliff
Crackers subvert servers to map Web weak spots

Crackers subvert servers to map Web weak spots

In a giant leap for attack technology, crackers, possibly from Russia, are mapping the Internet.In the process, they are pinging...

November 18th, 1999 Deborah Radcliff
The hacker in all of us

The hacker in all of us

"How do you spell pillage?" asked Fred Norwood, manager of information infrastructure technology at El Paso Energy Corp. in Houston.Twelve...

November 4th, 1999 Deborah Radcliff