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.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.