Malware Challenges in a Cross Platform World
Today, computer security presents a far greater challenge than it did in those early days. In the purely mainframe era or even in earlier days of network computing there were no widespread viruses or spyware to deal with, and security wasn't nearly as complicated as it is now. That is primarily because the Internet hadn't been factored into the computing equation.
Sure, there was the infamous Morris worm launched way back in 1988, but that pales in comparison with what today's script kiddies can conjure up and distribute on our modern, densely populated information superhighway. The sad fact is that the Internet is rife with malware and spyware and hackers, and they are headaches that network administrators will have to deal with on a regular basis for the foreseeable future. Malware Challenges in a Cross-Platform World
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