February 9th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Interesting Comp Sec article from IBM
This article just came up on my Rogers headlines and it's got some interesting facts and figures from IBM....
It discusses computer security last year and upcoming threats. One of the interesting numbers was that phishing grew by 5000% and is expected, obviously, to grow more this year. The threat against car engines and cell phones are both very real and also interesting.... Nothing too indepth but a broad read...
computer security headaches such as viruses and spam threaten to spread to a far wider range of devices -- from phones to car engines, a survey to be published by IBM on Wednesday has found.
The report, published by IBM Security Intelligence Services, a consulting arm of the world's largest computer company, paints a picture of rampant, albeit controllable, security dangers.
The survey combines data from big business customers, government security statistics and observations from some 2,000 IBM security consultants, detailing the proliferation of computer security threats in 2004 and likely next moves.
Anyways... check it out and enjoy the read.
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