Thursday, November 24, 2005

Hackers change tactics

'A major change in the methods used by hackers to break into computers has been revealed in a report issued by an influential research institute on Tuesday.

The study suggests that computer criminals have shifted attention away from bugs in operating system software, such as Microsoft's Windows platform, to focus on flaws in individual software packages.

The non-profit SANS Institute, based in Maryland, US, reveals the change in tactics in its Top 20 report on software vulnerabilities.' More

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