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TechWeb: Task Force: Internet Security Holes Rampant

Mar 16, 2000, 04:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kelly Gollobin)

"More than half of businesses on the Internet leave themselves open to security breaches because they fail to safeguard themselves."

"That is the finding of an Internet-security task force boasting some of the biggest names in the computer industry. The task force collects information from its members about Internet security."

"A survey of e-businesses discovered one-half to three-quarters of businesses connected to the Internet have at least one of 20 known security holes. While some businesses take steps such as installing firewalls to protect themselves, most fail to employ adequate safeguards."

"CMGI, Cisco Systems, and Verio are among task force members."

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