As Web 2.0 evolves, security becomes an issue

Monday, 30 April 2007, 11:00 AM EST

Samy Kamkar was really just trying to impress girls. Instead he made Web hacking history.

Kamkar created what is considered the first Web 2.0 worm -- a virulent bug that could not be blocked by a firewall, and which ultimately forced the owners of MySpace.com to temporarily shut down the site. The Samy worm was just the more prominent of a new generation of Web attacks that some security experts fear may slow down the fast-evolving collaborative model of Internet development known as Web 2.0.

At the Washington Post.

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