Study: Two Hacks a Minute

Here's a scary new statistic: A new University of Maryland study reports that the average computer on the Internet is attacked every 39 seconds. That's not even enough time for you to safely go get a cup of coffee.

Instead of using forensics, where you analyze what an attacker did to your system, the Maryland researchers looked at the hacker behavior more statistically. "We looked for specific things, like how often an attacker checked for a software configuration, how often he would install some program, download a file or run a program, change the password, or check for hardware configuration," he says. "Once you understand what an attacker does, it can help security administrators build better systems." Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Study: Two Hacks a Minute - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 14th February 2007 9:49PM