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Security Utopia Ahead?

By 2005, intrusion-detection systems, software that attempts to spot cyberattacks, will no longer be necessary, research firm Gartner says. This will be because companies will have successfully hardened their internal systems, says analyst Richard Stienen. That will only happen, responds Pete Lindstrom, research director for consulting firm Spire Security, "when hackers stop putting on their thinking caps about new attack techniques, and companies stop making configuration mistakes, and the technology industry stops bringing new technology to market."

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