Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bank hackers target home workers

A slightly worrying article on the front page of The Guardian's technology section today in which Pete Warren reports on criminals targeting homeworkers as a backdoor entrance to banks' computer information. "The hackers make the assumption that the computers being used outside the work environment are more vulnerable than those protected by a corporate IT department," he writes, adding that the Houses of Parliament have also been targeted, as have social networking sites. The moral, as always, isn't to get all worried about homeworking, but just to make sure that homeworkers are as protected as those in 'traditional' office situations.

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