The changing nature of Web security threats

By Jon Collins

The Internet has come a long way since its rudimentary beginnings as a government and academic network. At its heart it is fundamentally simple – allowing packets of information to be moved from one computer or device to another. But, even after the dot-com collapse when many said the Internet was ’done with’, what we do with it continues to evolve.

Today we are seeing the Web broaden its reach to an ever-widening range of devices, and with increasing levels of interaction. Communications services such as WebEx and Skype take advantage of the greater bandwidth available in both home and mobile environments, and meanwhile social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are rapidly growing in popularity………….

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