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Friday, February 17, 2006

U.S. Warns of Coming Online Threats

The United States is warning internet users against what they feel will be the top Internet threats for 2006. Most of you guys will probably already know about these, but I think it is a good move from the government to help protect the part of the population that do not know about computer security as much as you do.

"The National Cyber Security Alliance, a central clearinghouse for security awareness and education, teamed with the Department of Homeland Security to create a list of emerging threats in the hope that more U.S. consumers will prepare themselves for attacks.

The predictions, which include cautions about an oncoming wave of identity hacks against online brokerage accounts, have been prepared over the past year, according to the NCSA, with the aim of focusing attention on online protection."

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