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Top 10 Internet Security Trends for 2007

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by Jabulani Leffall

Data breaches, ongoing integrity concerns about the Windows Vista operating system and spam, which reached record levels this year, topped Symantec’s Top 10 Internet security trends of 2007 list.

In light of this list from the Cupertino, Calif-based giant and maker of the near-ubiquitous Norton program, a particular concern for IT pros in the Windows enterprise space is whether , which has been patched 16 times as of Nov. 13, 2007, is worth the effort of implementing right now.

Here were the ten major security trends of the year as Symantec and others have seen them:

  1. Data Breaches. Late last month, documents from an information-breach lawsuit against the TJX Corporation — owners of TJ Maxx — revealed that as many as 94 million customers using Visa and MasterCard were exposed to hackers. Further, in addition to Monster.com and Salesforce.com being hacked, there is also a report coming out next week that suggests half a million database servers are vulnerable. Turner says these events are what made data breaches the top concern among security experts this year. Click here to read the rest of the Top 10.

This is alot of great information for the end of the 2007, to help us prepare for 2008…

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