Friday 15 April 2005

Watch Out! Cyber-criminals like to blog

Image and Data Magazine reports on a press release from Web filtering company, Websense, that warns toxic blogs are responsible for distributing Malcode and Keylogging software to unsuspecting users. I suppose it was only a question of time, and in my mind doesn't detract from the core value of blogs, but it does hightlight the immaturity of the software presently used by hosted blogging sites with this comment:

"Cyber-criminals are now taking advantage of blog sites that allow users to easily publish their own web pages at no cost. Blogs can be attractive vehicles for hackers for several reasons - blogs offer large amounts of free storage, they do not require any identity authentication to post information, and most blog hosting facilities do not provide antivirus protection for posted files."

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