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The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Centre (SLCERT|CC) said the non-implementation of the most basic cyber security measures was a major contributing factor behind the escalation in incidents of website hacking reported in the country.

SLCERT|CC Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandraguptha said in most of the hacking incidents had taken place because of a reported lack of proper content management systems.

“If the operating system and the software used to create the website are promptly updated and the security systems are checked for vulnerabilities, there will be little need to worry about a site’s security. However, the security of most websites is outdated and this has resulted in the maximising of vulnerabilities,” he added.

Mr. Chandraguptha said the Centre was carrying out a series of workshops and conferences on maintaining and strengthening cyber security by raising awareness with regard to several simple measures that could be adopted to stabilise website security.

Several state-owned websites were reportedly hacked during the past two months with the latest incident being that of the media ministry website being hacked a few days ago. (Lakna Paranamanna)
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  • Jaya Monday, 04 March 2013 05:41 AM

    Yeah, can he describe properly what he said?You will find what he said on any textbook or website on IT. Implementing is the harder part which these guys know nothing of.

    hacker Monday, 04 March 2013 12:00 AM

    i know to hack websites my self via DM Android App

    akashi Monday, 04 March 2013 12:00 AM

    how will govt lackeys and cronies occupying these seats know about such matters...lol via DM Android App

    gamaya Monday, 04 March 2013 07:38 AM

    Jaya,
    Assumed what he could NOT say was, avoid politically employed morons and get professionals to carry out the IT work !


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