7 Computer Virus legendary in the 20th Century

Virus20th century was a time when computer viruses began to boom because it managed to cause serious damage, even to make a material loss. Unpreparedness of the device makes millions of users download the virus without knowing it.

Indeed, as time went on, the best way to keep your computer by installing antivirus is easy to find and easy to use.

Hackers use a variety of ways to penetrate the university system from around the world, NASA, and the government armed forces. Well, here are seven legendary computer virus that had attacked in the 20th century, quoted from various sources, on Monday (5/14/2012).

Hacker Ask Ransom Rp446 million to Symantec

Symantec
Symantec

Symantec reportedly ready to pay money of U.S. $ 50 thousand in the hacker to prevent the hacker released code Norton PC Anywhere and Norton Antivirus. Previously, Yama Tough, an individual hacker who claims to be a member of the group Anonymous, in a tweet of his claim will be releasing the source code of Norton Antivirus.

“We’ll pay you, but we need assurance that you will not be releasing the code after we make a payment,” said Sam Thomas, a spokesman for Symantec in an email to the hacker, quoted from Cnet, 8 February 2012.

In his email, Thomas said, it will pay U.S. $ 2500 or Rp22 million per month in the first three months. The payment itself will be conducted starting next week.

Mid-January, Symantec did admit that in 2006 there are breaches of action happening on their networks and theft of program code. The breakthrough was made by a third party and the stolen code is program code Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Internet Security, SystemWorks, and PC Anywhere.

Although the hackers managed to steal the code, Symantec says that the majority of their customers are not in danger. Largest manufacturer of security devices that have been instructed on the user to temporarily turn off their software to Symantec issued an update to the software in question.

Boy 8 Year galvanized To be ‘Hacker White’

Defcon
Defcon

The world’s largest hacker conference, Defcon, which took place in Las Vegas, United States, opening a new session that allows children to participate. Expected after following this event, children who have IT skills above the average may be more focused and a ‘white hacker’.

Defcon Kids – thus the name of the new event – held on 6 and 7 August 2011. Imposed an age limit to be able to follow this event ranging from 8-16 years.

The ABG or teenagers can learn and get additional knowledge in the annual event. Ranging from computers to hone the ability to strengthen science in terms of maintaining the security of cyber attacks.

But one important thing that is also included in the ‘curriculum’ of this conference is all about ethics. Organizers want to make sure that the embryo of the hacker world about how exciting to be ‘white hacker’. Continue reading “Boy 8 Year galvanized To be ‘Hacker White’”