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The state's attorney general, working under authority of a state law passed last year, is forcing ISPs to block subscribers from accessing child porn sites.
Mitnick's Web page for his security consulting company was compromised over the weekend.
The Department of Defense will sign off on plans of the federal government to boost the number of licenses for wireless frequencies.
Police and fire dispatchers resorted to paper and pencil after the worm incapacitated a 911 center, and ATMs went down as well.
One area Microsoft said it will improve is in support for smart cards.
Verizon vows to appeal, claiming privacy issue could have "troubling ramifications" for the Internet.
The agreement should mean Congress playing less of a role in settling copyright debates between the entertainment industry and the tech industry over movies and music.
Critics say the plan does little to protect personal privacy and doesn't include stringent regulatory approaches to security.
Watchdog organizations warn that a variety of industries use national-security concerns to influence federal regulators' policy decisions.
A study from health researchers finds "modest" impact on Internet users seeking health information.
The two states will appeal the Microsoft settlement to a U.S. appeals court, but critics argue the effort is wasteful, given the states' budget shortcomings.
Investigators reported finding widespread weaknesses at 24 of the U.S. government's largest agencies and departments.
Some provisions relate to penalties for electronic attacks; others set the terms for ISPs to share subscriber information with government agencies.
The man allegedly penetrated 92 separate networks across 14 states over twelve months.
The suspect, who allegedly broke into about 100 military networks, could be indicted on Tuesday.
The Justice Department and state attorneys general will have a say in Microsoft's compliance with sanctions from last week's closure of the anti-trust case.
Last week's Microsoft ruling appeared on the court's Web site 90 minutes before financial markets closed.
Two of the servers have been separated to prevent them from both crashing in the event of an electronic attack.
The ruling, not supposed to be released until after financial markets closed, appeared on the federal court's Web site 90 minutes before end of trading.
Government agencies will do all they can to protect the identity of companies that have been victimized by crackers.
Though minor, the attack on Monday did demonstrate the potential for larger harm.
The proposal, which would give the entertainment industry the power to electronically disrupt downloads of pirated movies and music, might be changed.
Several proposals have been dropped as a result, including a restriction on the use of wireless networks.
One proposal is creating a government network to handle communications and computing needs in the event of an attack on the Internet.
Under the settlement, the company agrees to government oversight and will increase security in its Passport service.
A large spike in Internet traffic at an unusual time of day didn't slow the Net down.
The attacks were aimed at Internet providers on both U.S. coasts.
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws has ratified changes to UCITA, though the changes will take effect on a state-by-state basis.
DoD leaders are worried about devices being used to track personnel or to eavesdrop on classified meetings.
The bill would give copyright holders the power to secretly crack into the PCs of those suspected of illegally downloading music and movies.
Corporations are seeking protection from sharing information with the government, but critics say that protection is too big of a loophole.
Securing electronic systems just as important as securing physical locations.
A new report from the General Accounting Office identified more than 50 entities involved in protecting information infrastructure, but problems remain.
U.S. prosecutors want the reporter's notes, e-mail and related information from a story he wrote about an electronic attack on computers at the New York Times.
The changes may translate into added responsibilities for state and local police agencies.
Though the company has quit tracking customers' surfing, a lawyer argues the company violated the 1984 Cable Act.
Nine states will press ahead with the antitrust case.
Attorneys general from 18 states haven't agreed to the deal as of yet.