WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs backdated a key document and violated other rules as it pushed through a $100 million computer security contract that resulted in inflated prices and duplicate payments, according to a previously undisclosed report.
Rising security fraud is an opportunity for security firm, reports Dave Friedlos. Fostering businesses confidence in the internet will be central to turning around software giant Symantecs flagging growth, says chief executive John Thompson.
Microsoft on Monday announced a new security vulnerability in Windows that allows hackers to take over a PC remotely and which also could introduce a back door Trojan Horse to a user's system. Concurrently, security vendor Symantec upgraded the threat level of this vulnerability while Microsoft, on its Windows security Web site, downplayed the possible risk to users.