Smile! You're about to be hacked

Those cute video clips now circulating around enterprise desktops via e-mail, instant messaging or blogs could bring more harm than humor in the months ahead as the hacker underground eyes their potential.

That's because digital video content is expected to provide the next major opportunity for computer hackers, identity thieves and spyware vendors, according to two computer security experts.

Consultants Robert Baldwin and Kevin Kingdon told an 2006 RSA Security Conference audience last week that video and audio content that bypasses firewalls and security software to play directly on a consumer's machine is particularly dangerous. Smile! You're about to be hacked

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 24th February 2006 7:24AM