No Rest For the Security Weary: Report

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Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

February 19, 2008

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Cybercriminals are intensifying their attacks on legitimate Web sites, according to the "Trend Micro 2007 Threat Report and Forecast," released today.Hackers are targeting trusted sites, including social-networking communities, e-stores and local government sectors, to host links to phishing and identity theft code. "The number of compromised Web sites are slowly outnumbering malicious ones created specifically by cybercriminals," Trend Micro states.

Also at risk: gadgets with wireless and storage capabilities, public access points and operating systems running legacy code.

While Trend Micro's findings are hardly groundbreaking, they help underscore the importance of a multilayered security defense against Web threats, which hold the potential to wipe out smaller, unprotected businesses.

The full report can be downloaded here (PDF).PR Newswire

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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