News.com posted an interesting piece today that made some important points about the security risks of Web 2.0 technologies. Yet, as significant as this issue is, the phenomenon in many ways was entirely predictable.
The historical trend for modern technologies has been innovation first, attempts at commercialization second and, inevitably, security breaches third (if not earlier). The Internet accelerated that cycle to new heights even in the days of early dial-up access, as Kevin Mitnick showed the world, and the Web has since produced all manner of hacks, viruses, malware, phishing and other threats. It only makes sense … Read more