Tuesday, February 21, 2006

In the news...

If you own a Windows system (home user, corporate or university admin, etc.), you will want to see Brian Krebs' latest article in the Washington Post Magazine. I read it this weekend...largely because people I know who aren't in the computer industry kept telling me, "dude...you've GOT to read this article!" They were right...it is an incredible article, well crafted and written, that gives the reader an insight into the issue of botnets, and a glimpse of one of the micro-economies created as a result of the Internet.

One thing is clear, too...breaking into computers is no longer just for kicks. There are economic/financial/profit motives now...things like adware and spyware, and identity theft are all reasons for someone to want to break into and gain control of your computer.

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