Are You Ready for Some...Hackers?
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I've been reading Richard Clarke's new cyberterrorism novel, "Breakpoint," in which he fictionally forecasts some pretty disastrous cyberspace scenarios that would send even Neal Stephenson running for meatspace.
But why wait for 2012 what you can experience today?
Alas, yes, the hackers have already intruded upon the official Website of Dolphin Stadium (can't you guys just buy a $5000 ticket to the Superbowl like everybody else?).
I wonder if the Colts' offensive line is going to be that vulnerable to da Bears on Sunday!
What this means, in layperson's terms, is that pretty much your computer will be entirely compromised with this exposure.
Now, are you ready for some football?!
So, this is as probably a good a time as any to give you an instant replay of some of the highlights of IBM's recent Internet Security Systems X-Force 2006 stats.
The ISS team fielded 7,247 new vulnerabilities in 2006 (about 19.8 per day, according to my calculator), and a 40% increase over 2005.
Over 88% of those could be exploited remotely, and over 50% allowed attackers to gain access to a machine after it had been exploited.
Offensive hacking, extremely personal foul, 15 years, first down!
Not to scare ya or anything.
So, go check out our ISS site and remember: With network security, if you're not ahead of the threat, you're only reacting to it.