Malware and Internet Security

July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Posted in E-Business, Internet security, Our Services, SNS Team, Webpage security, Website design | 1 Comment
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Security on the Internet remains an important issue as our global economy continues to rely on E-commerce.  Every business solution for software or website design must utilize a plan to prevent malicious software(malware) from invading.  No one is immune from attacks by malware.

Malware

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.[1] The term “computer virus” is sometimes used as a catch-all phrase to include all types of malware, including true viruses.

The global implications of malware are demonstrated by the following article by Computer Weekly dated July 22, 2010:

Dell admits malware on motherboard replacements Thursday 22 July 2010 09:07

Computer maker Dell has admitted that some replacement motherboards installed in four of its server lines were infected with malicious software.

But, the firm said, the error had affected less than 1% of motherboards replaced in the past year and no customers had reported that their servers had been compromised.

The error occurred because the motherboards, infected by the W32.Spybot worm, had not been tested as rigorously as those used when the servers were first made, Dell said.

Software developers and webpage designers must work diligently to prevent security breaches.

Please leave your comments and observations.

Karen Arnold

SNS System

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