A recent report indicates that trusted sites are actually a major source of Web infectionsï¿¼meaning that in too many cases server security has taken a back seat to expediency.
A recent report indicates that trusted sites are actually a major source of Web infectionsï¿¼meaning that in too many cases server security has taken a back seat to expediency.The news concerns a 13-page report from Websense Security Labs, a San Diego-based security software firm, which covered the state of Internet security in the first half of 2008. The upshot of the report was that 75 percent of Web sites offering malicious code were not hacker sites but legitimate sites whose servers had been compromised. The rate of legitimate sites offering infections was up nearly 50 percent compared to the previous six months.
The report claimed that 60 of the top 100 most popular Web sites had hosted malware or otherwise been involved in its transmission during the first half of 2008.
The biggest factor appears to be the new-wave highly interactive Web 2.0 sites, which allow users to upload all the data that their hearts desire. Some of this data will inevitably contain malware, or is actually crafted as an infection, and the host is not geared to check for such things.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.
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