The threats to come

Wednesday, 8 December 2004, 8:09 AM EST

As security pros protect their applications and networks from today's most common attacks, hackers are preparing to wage new wars. As new technologies such as Web services, radio-frequency identification, and smart phones loaded with complex operating systems become prevalent, new attack techniques against business-technology systems will follow.

Hey, it's nothing personal--it's just business. The days of the hacker interested in intruding upon networks, cracking systems, and writing viruses and worms for the joy of the challenge or the mischievous thrill are turning into the days of the hacker as profit-motivated mercenary.

By George V. Hulme at Security Pipeline.

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