A New Battleground for Computer Security
For years, computer viruses that crippled personal computers were typically spread through old school email programs, usually using attachments. Now, Web based applications increasingly are in the crosshairs of hackers. And Web technology often poorly guarded is providing ample opportunity for mischief, putting major players like Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. in the security spotlight.
Google has evaded the nasty public tussles with virus writers and hackers that have plagued large software makers such as Microsoft Corp., whose size and dominant technologies have made them attackers' targets of choice. But Google is finding itself on the defensive as its Web-based products become more popular and its vision of software as an online service blossoms. A New Battleground for Computer Security - WSJ.com
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