Phish tales: Worse on Linux or Windows?
Phisher phobia has gripped IT users and administrators, thanks to some highly publicized phishing successes -- and some users and admins should be more worried than others. But phishers can be beaten, says Lance James, author of the new book, Phishing Exposed, published by Syngress Publishing. James is the chief technology officer for Secure Science Corp., in San Diego, Calif.
James describes ways phishers attack Linux and Windows platforms and which platform is more vulnerable. Plus, he warns about new threats coming in 2006 in part one of this two-part Q&A. In part two, he discusses the ways anti-phishing security has failed as well as the merits of various defenses. Phish tales: Worse on Linux or Windows?
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