Security breakdown

Thursday, 17 January 2008, 1:01 AM EST

This year computer users will be more exposed to cybercriminals than ever before. It's not just because online crime is so attractive to identity theft gangs but, ironically, because the computer security industry that is supposed to protect users has deteriorated - from one which shared everything about newly discovered weaknesses to what some within it now call a "protection racket".

At The Guardian.

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