OWASP EU Summit 2008 Media Coverage/CM English Version English Version
Virus without an effective medicine yet
Cyber crimes against internet banking and e-commerce sites which have access to credit card numbers are increasing. Criminal networks are able to access your computer, turn it into a zombie and use it as a bridge to make a fraud against another consumer. In Portugal, according to the Judiciary Police, mode than 2 million Euros was robbed in the last year through cyber crime. The Project Nonius, supported by researches from the Coimbra University’s Science & Technology College, concluded that we are facing serious risks on the Internet usage within Portugal.
Looking to find solutions to the computer vulnerabilities, a summit with IT Security specialists from several countries were concluded yesterday at Albufeira. Dinis Cruz, board member of OWASP - Open Web Application Security Project - said to Correio da Manhã that ‘the tools discussed during this meeting were created to defend computers against these threats and are available to anyone from the OWASP web site”
However, according to Carlos Serrão, professor at the Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, the fight against cybercrime “requires a permanent update on how to treat the vulnerabilities”.