System attackers up the ante

Friday, 24 September 2004, 12:16 AM EST

The recent Internet Security Threat Report from security vendor Symantec painted a bleak picture for IT security - both now and into the future. The firm outlined myriad threats, including phishing attacks, spyware programs and the spread of malicious code via peer-to-peer networks and web browsers.

Symantec also warned firms to take additional measures to secure portable devices such as PDAs and mobile phones, which will face increasing attacks.

By Madeline Bennett at vnunet.

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