Hacking: Keeping the hackers at bay

THEY may not have the technology resources of their larger competitors, but small and medium companies face security risks that are just as serious.....According to Delaney, who works with a range of small businesses, the biggest threats they face are spyware, viruses and unauthorised access to their networks.

"Spyware in particular is a growing problem and one that can be very costly to a business," he says.

Spyware code can be picked up simply by users visiting certain websites, and does not require attachments to be opened or programs to be run. The malicious code can do anything from monitoring keystrokes to slowing system performance to a crawl. Australian IT - Keeping the hackers at bay (Ian Grayson, NOVEMBER 08, 2005)

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