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What is a Firewall?

A firewall used to refer to a barrier put in place to protect against the spreading of fires. Nowadays, the term “Firewall” can refer to network security. Instead of protecting from fires, a computer firewall “is a software program or piece of hardware that helps screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your… Read More »

Probe of US-based Turk hacker leads to Austrian intel fight

Associated Press By: George Jahn VIENNA — Austria’s intelligence services on Tuesday confirmed a news report that they have tracked down a U.S.-based Turkish hacker who attacked several government websites.The report in the daily Kurier cited the military intelligence service as saying that a Turkish activist directed the attacks from his home in Bowling Green,… Read More »

New Year, Same Malware

Businesses around the globe are geared-up and ready for the new year. They have made their companies’ resolutions, or perhaps set quarterly goals, yearly goals and are eager to have their best year yet. For cyber attackers, it is just business as usual. New year, same remorseless attacks and data manipulation. However, this year could… Read More »

Local Official addresses Ransomware as Emerging ‘Troubling Trend’

Yesterday Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Executive Director John Holiday identified cyber-ransom as being one of today’s largest safety threats. Holiday’s comment came during Wednesday’s Rotary Club meeting when he spoke about various recent security breaches and how his department is focusing narrowly on this issue. Referred to as online extortion by Holiday during his… Read More »