Individual Security

Are the days of individual computer security behind us? The president of the Australian Internet Industry Association seems to think so.

While security was once implemented on a per-machine basis, new threats require countermeasures at the network and protocol levels. Nowhere is this more obvious than in hosted applications and other SaaS implementations. Man-in-the-middle attacks, session hijacks, even attacks against “cloud” providers are all beyond the capabilities of an individual user to handle.

Brave new world.


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