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I find it hard to not be shocked at a headline like this… Then I remembered the recent top cybercrime city survey conducted by one of our competing software vendors which had Boston ranked the SECOND HIGHEST risk city in the entire United States. I’m also not one to simply lie down and let cybercriminals prey on apathy generated by this so…
First issue I have with the research presented in this format is that it only identifies the known problem and doesn’t offer any solutions. This gets a little circular in its logic when even the researcher states his first solution would be to create bulletproof passwords. From the Boston Globe:
Then again, when we’re talking about cost, it’s all relative.
To be clear, in Securing Our eCity we state one of our takeaways is to create a new password based on the steps donated by David Harley who has led user education efforts for more than two decades. Read David’s post ('User) Education, Education, Education from last year.
Securing Our eCity Contributing Writer
Author ESET Research, ESET