Friday, December 15, 2006

This stuff writes itself

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/12/12/cyber.crime.reut/
Computer hackers will open a new front in the multi-billion pound "cyberwar" in 2007, targeting mobile phones, instant messaging and community Web sites such as MySpace, security experts predict.
As we used to say in the 80's, like, duh. This really shouldn't count as news. Security experts will always say the sky is going to be falling, for two reasons:
  1. Things will indeed get worse.
  2. Cyber-crime will definitely increase, just like the use of computers in general will definitely increase.
  3. It gives us jobs.
  4. We work in an industry that, unfortunately, sells fear. I wish people could rationally understand the risks and take appropriate counter-measures. But humans being humans, it takes an emtional response ("don't want my name on the front page of the New York Times for being hacked") to move a lot of folks.
Anyone want to write a "computer security researcher predicts bad things" headline generator?

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