PC World: Net Attacks Can Spread Beyond PCs

“Bugs that lurk in computer systems around the world are poised
to leap into the new era of post-PC computing–and that could spell
trouble for technology consumers and security experts.”

“Manufacturers are starting to equip a range of products from
cars to refrigerators with programmable computer chips and Internet
access. Since everything connected can be infected, the new world
of computing holds invisible threats.”

“Bringing Web searches and book orders to a screeching halt
might not have brought Western civilization to a standstill. But
what if the attacks caused home heating systems to fail or burglar
alarms to ring? Or, worse yet, if they were aimed at “911”