Nobody knows exactly who, or what, Rock Phish is. But security experts estimate that Rock Phish is responsible for between one-third and one-half of all phishing messages being sent out on any given day.
New legislation proposed by the German government aims to make computer hacking a punishable crime. The draft law, announced Wednesday, defines hacking as penetrating a computer security system and gaining access to secure data, without necessarily stealing data.
With Microsoft Corp. saying that it may wait until April 11 to patch a critical vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser, security vendor eEye Digital Security Inc. has released what it calls a "temporary" patch to address the problem.
The most familiar names in network security are neither vendors nor geeks: Try Alice and Bob. Since Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Len Adleman - the R, S and A in RSA Security Inc. - introduced Alice and Bob in their seminal public-key cryptosystem paper in 1978, the couple has become the subject of countless security-related papers, test questions, speeches and even, ahem, jokes.