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Re: Home Users Face Growing Risk of Cyber Attack
Posted by: Jennifer LeClaire 2006-09-26 14:58:58
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Hackers are increasingly turning their attention to home users and financial services firms with sneaky cyber attacks designed to cash in on unsuspecting victims, according to a report from Symantec. The security software maker on Monday released its latest Internet Security Threat Report covering new and ongoing Internet threats from Jan. 1, 2006, through June 30, 2006. It reveals that home users are account for 86 percent of all targeted attacks.

Re: Home Users Face Growing Risk of Cyber Attack
Posted by: mroonie 2006-09-26 15:03:03 In reply to: Jennifer LeClaire
When it comes to phishing, although it may be true that home users are the most uneducated and perhaps do have the least security measures in place, that's not to say that all the blame should be put on the user. There is only so much a user can do: having a secure firewall, not voluntarily giving out information, etc...
But phishers are always thinking of new and extremely inventive and persuasive methods to coax us into giving out some of our personal information. But isn't it about time that companies start to some responsibility for this?
There are many things a business can do to decrease the effect that phisher and spammers have on their customers and the company's actual reputation. Yet none seem to feel the sense of urgency....
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