Security failings to blame for major attacks, says Verizon

    Date11 Oct 2010
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAlex
    The lack of a secured infrastructure is typically the reason hackers are able to gain access to enterprise servers and from there, implant malware to launch an attack, according to Verizon. While malware remains a key element in security attacks, it is often not the trigger point, Peter Tippett, vice president of security solutions and enterprise innovation at Verizon Business, told ZDNet UK's sister site ZDNet Asia.

    "These criminals get in through unsafe passwords, SQL injections or other simple remote controls that are usually ignored. While these [security] practices may seem less effective than antivirus software, they are critical in reducing attacks, as each of these controls add up to form a critical resistance," Tippett said.

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