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US Senate website defaced by hackers

It does appear that 2011 is going to be the year of security breaches.

Over the weekend, the US Senate web server was, along with possibly other servers, breached by hackers and the website defaced. This adds to the growing list of high profile hacks over the past few months that include the IMF, RSA, PBS, Lockheed Martin, Sony and others.

Is your network security up to being attacked? Read over The 10 Immutable Laws of Computer Security that Microsoft posted and get a better idea.

Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it’s not solely your computer anymore.

Law #2: If a bad guy can alter the operating system on your computer, it’s not your computer anymore.
Law #3: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it’s not your computer anymore.
Law #4: If you allow a bad guy to run active content in your website, it’s not your website any more.
Law #5: Weak passwords trump strong security.
Law #6: A computer is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy.
Law #7: Encrypted data is only as secure as its decryption key.
Law #8: An out-of-date antimalware scanner is only marginally better than no scanner at all.
Law #9: Absolute anonymity isn’t practically achievable, online or offline.
Law #10: Technology is not a panacea.

You can read more about each of them at their TechNet article.





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