Security researchers continue to warn that additional hacker tools and possibly even a Blaster-style worm are likely to surface in the days or weeks ahead targeting the ASN.1 security flaw in Windows systems. Microsoft issued a patch for the vulnerability on Feb. 10, but it took only four days before someone posted a tool on the Internet that made it easy for attackers to launch denial-of-service attacks against at-risk systems, which include Windows NT 4.0, 4.0 TSE, 2000, XP, and Server 2003 systems.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.