Consumers make it easy for e-commerce hackers

Monday, 18 April 2005, 3:33 PM EST

UK consumers are unwittingly helping hackers target e-business firms by leaving themselves "woefully unprotected" from spam, key-logging and phishing attacks, research has claimed.

A newly published poll of 11,000 UK residential email users and small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) found that users are the weakest link for banks, retailers and other online businesses, offering hackers "an easy way in".

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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