Help Net Security: Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Suite (IWSS)
Jan 28, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Increased web browsing has introduced a new set of security
problems into the IT environment. Viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware
and phishing (i.e. password fishing) attacks can enter corporate
networks through web-based e-mail or through web pages that contain
hidden malicious code. The problem is even more critical because of
widespread usage of insecure and/or unpatched HTTP
clients--Internet Explorer, to be accurate. In fact, IE has become
one of the most common vectors for delivering spyware programs,
including adware and dialers.
"Another concern derived from web usage is the loss of
productivity, legal liability and excessive bandwidth consumption
associated with browsing inapropriate content--yes, you guess it,
pornography being on the first place..."