Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 23:43:54 CDT 2010


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On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 9:36 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net>
wrote:

>
> But it is not -just- market share.  There are a lot more Windows Mobile
> compromises, viruses, etc., than iOS, Symbian, and RIM.  I think
> combined.  Yet Windows Mobile has the lowest market share of the four.
> So unless that is spill over because Windows Mobile & Windows Desktop
> have the same vulnerabilities, it shows that market share is only one
> piece of the puzzle.
>
> All that said, the biggest problem is users.  Social Engineering is a far
> bigger threat than anything in software.  And I don't know how we stop
> that.  Anyone have an idea?
>

Actually, it *is* market-share. That's the "low-hanging fruit" for
criminals.

And educating users? That bus left the station long ago.

Let's not be distracted from the issue here -- ISPs. xSPs, and other
similar providers have a responsibility here that should not shirk, or pass
along.

Police your own backyards. Before someone else forces you to do so.

- - ferg

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