Multi-Agent Systems

Innovators prepare to tap new markets

The grand award winners in the Hong Kong Awards for Industries 2011 recognise the importance of innovation as an integral part of their development of new business.

Friday, 1 July, 2011, 12:00am

Hong Kong a sitting duck for online crime

Hong Kong's reputation as a finance and e-commerce hub and its proximity to the mainland make the city an attractive target for online crime, say security firms who specialise in preventing such crimes.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Companies fight to hold off growing threat of 'malware'

The portmanteau word for software that is written to damage computers intentionally is 'malware', based on the same model as hardware and software, although it may be more closely related to 'beware'.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Devil inside

The much-maligned remake of The Omen has set me thinking about how much control I exert over my computer. Increasingly, my PC acts like it's in thrall to a wicked influence. For example, last night, an XP flag popped up onto the screen telling me to download an 'update'.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Warning against 'botnet' crime wave

Hackers taking control of computers for extortion and junk e-mails, police say

Police computer experts have warned that hackers who gain control of computers en masse are becoming an international problem and preventing such acts in Hong Kong will be a priority this year.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Bot blitz means computer users must keep their guard up

On the internet, a botnet refers to a group of software robots - called 'bots' - covertly embedded on vulnerable personal computers by an attacker. Through these hidden bots, the attacker can remotely control these compromised machines, usually through internet relay chat - a form of instant communication online.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am