Are 70% of Sites Hackable?

    Date16 Feb 2007
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4724
    Posted ByBill Keys
    The security vendor today is touting its yearlong survey of 3,200 Web sites that purportedly shows 70% of them contained vulnerabilities that pose a medium- to high-level risk of an important data breach. "Without sounding apocalyptic, I believe the 70% figure should send tremors not just ripples in the market," says Kevin Vella, vice president of sales and operations, sounding apocalyptic in a press release.

    I forwarded the release to my go-to guy on all security matters, Joel Snyder, a stalwart in the Network World Lab Alliance and senior partner at Opus One in Tucson, Ariz.

    "This is just sensationalist nonsense, not credible on its face, and dishonest in its goal of inspiring fear," Snyder says. And he's willing put his money behind his mockery.

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