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Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit

Editor's note: Last month, the information security firm Symantec released the 11th edition of its Internet Security Threat Report. This is Symantec's attempt to get out of the day-to-day and see the forest for the trees, and these woods look pretty ominous, according to ......

Full article >>> cking up any new trends?

Cole: Sure. There are a number of things that we looked at a little differently. So one thing was we have a system called Dark Vision, and for the last year it's been monitoring Internet online crime sites. So these are what we call fraud economies, or communities. Think of it as social networking for the bad guys. This is where commodities such as people's......

Full article >>> >WTN: Is the truly frightening aspect of this report the fact that threats are increasingly the result of coordinated criminal activity?

Cole: Yeah, but there is good news and bad news in this report. The bad news is that, absolutely, the criminals are coordinated. Absolutely, they are not out to just trash your hard drive or to make your life to play a prank on you. They are o......

Full article >>> h groups like the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance, which is a non-profit front for the FBI and the U.S. Postal Service. So we can collaborate with them, but at the end of the day it's really a matter for law enforcement.

I can say, without speaking out......

Full article >>> t stuff, which has been good advice for a long time, is still the same [good] advice today.

The one thing I'll say is that Web applications, about 66 or 69 percent of all the vulnerabilities are in Web apps. You've got to bake security into the system-development life cycle. So that's one thing we probably can't emphasize enough because while the network perimeter has gotten harder, web a......

Full article >>> e perimeter? Lock down your web apps and do the right thing, but consider that your perimeter now includes your customers as they go after them in a crime wave, and so the perimeter, if you think about it in much broader terms, has expanded out to your customers. What are you doing to protect them as well?

WTN: Does the same advice apply to a mid-sized or smaller business?

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Full article >>> rosoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx">Windows Media format - you see it exploding across the Internet. There are YouTube and so many other players. We know the consumers are under attack, and they are under attack because of the Web browser. Web browser security is getting better with the latest versions of

Source:wistechnology.com By Joe Vanden Plas 04/25/07


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