Internet Criminals Are Getting Faster

Two cybersecurity surveys released Monday underscore an ominous shift in Web intrusions: They are becoming more stealthy and targeted -- and honed to make a quick buck.

Profit-minded intruders are increasingly carrying out "zero-day" attacks that exploit new security vulnerabilities on the same day such flaws become generally known, weeks before patches are available, according to the SANS Institute security training center.

Security experts say there is no protection against such intrusions. "A zero-day attack takes you through the M&\1M shell you have around your computer into the soft chewy center," says Scott Carpenter, security lab director at Secure Elements. "It bypasses all the security you've put in place." Report: Internet Criminals Are Getting Faster - Network Security -

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