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Fighting Content Threats

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#1 KoanYorel


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Posted 26 November 2004 - 02:51 PM

Ken Xie of Fortinet on Fighting Content ThreatsBy Elizabeth Millard, TechNewsWorld, 11/25/04 5:00 AM PT "Integrating independent security systems together and keeping them all up-to-date and able to coordinate their actions in the face of a fast-moving attack is a daunting if not intractable task," Fortinet CEO Ken Xie told ECT News. "To deal with today's and tomorrow's blended threats requires a more integrated, holistic approach to security." From the Sasser worms to phishing attacks, the Internet has been crawling with malware this year. Fortunately, there are people like Ken Xie who are ready to fight the good fight. As founder, president and CEO of network-protection firm Fortinet, Xie has seen more than his share of the techno-enemy. In an exclusive interview with ECT News, Xie talked about the threats that still remain and what can be done in the battle against the bad guys.
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 07:28 PM

"Even more insidious are so-called browser-based attacks that don't require any action on the part of the user other than going to a particular Web page to become infected. HTML code can deliver JavaScripts and other executable code that activates automatically without user action once they navigate to a particular page. This method can be extremely effective for distributing Trojans to unsuspecting users that can later allow access to a machine by a hacker." A statement from the article makes me wonder what the percentage of problems we deal with here on a daily basis involved this particular kinda trick. :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 10:59 PM

That is interesting way to look at it, Phawgg.
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