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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Security Woes Old (Worms) and New (Phishing)

Jul 23, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Jan Stafford for this link. ]

"Many IT shops say that phishing is the new security threat that worries them most. Why is it emerging as a big problem now? How can companies protect themselves?
"Anton Chuvakin: Phishing is about users and social engineering attacks, not about technologies. It is a new threat, but it utilizes what most security professionals have known all along: Most computer users don't know and don't want to know about security. One can preach the value of security awareness programs, but those still face an uphill battle of users not wanting to know and care about security..."

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