A new patch can act as a trigger for hackers as both sides use more sophisticated techniques
Computer hackers and spammers are making use of new software tools that let them quickly analyze software patches to determine the vulnerability they are designed to fix. With that knowledge in hand, they quickly set about breaking into computer systems before IT staffs have had time to test and install the patches.
"When Microsoft releases a patch, it's like a starting gun going off," says Steven Hofmeyr, chief scientist and founder of Sana Security in San Mateo. "This process used to favor the defender, but now it takes only a few hours for hackers to analyze and strike."
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Belkin to Offer Free STOPzilla Subscriptions to Customers
STOPzilla, the leading developer in Adware/Spyware suppression technology, announced Belkin Corp. will include free STOPzilla subscriptions to buyers of select wireless networking products.
Belkin will offer a free, six-month STOPzilla subscription to customers who purchase its new High-Speed Mode (HSM) Wireless G Router, HSM Wireless G Desktop Network Card and HSM Wireless G Notebook Network Card. The HSM Wireless G line will begin shipping on June 30, 2004.