infokon is a KDE application which monitors the state of the Internet Storm Center INFOCon http://isc.sans.org/ and loads the headlines of the Handlers Diary.
The intent of the Internet Storm Centers Infocon is to reflect changes in malicious traffic and the possibility of disrupted connectivity. Of particular importance is the concept of Change. Every host connected to the Internet is subject to some amount of traffic caused by worms and viruses. However, once a worm has been identified and the number of infected machines is no longer increasing, this traffic is not likely to cause any disruptions.