Forwarded from: Harlan Carvey <firstname.lastname@example.org> I agree that online banking is an attractive target...but even with some financial institutions being hit by Slammer, banks, et al., are still much harder and better protected targets than the home user. I teach an IR course for Win2K. During one of the sessions, a lady in the back of the room asked why anyone would want to access her system. Well, this is the time of the year that thousands of us register TurboTax and Tax Cut software...copying those files off of the system can lead to identity theft, etc. How about installing a keylogger? Online banking transactions can be monitored...unencrypted passwords collected...etc. And given that Windows rootkits are becoming more stealthy via API hooking methods, such things will be much, much harder to detect on professionally protected systems, let alone home systems. > http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,57911,00.html > > By Joanna Glasner > Mar. 05, 2003 - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email email@example.com with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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