Defacement still a top motivation for Web-based attacks


Over the past several years, profit motive has become one of the primary reasons for carrying out Internet attacks. But according to the new Web Hacking Incidents Database Report, the number one motivation for Web-based attacks in 2008 was defacement targeting political parties, candidates and government agencies.

Other items mentioned on today’s show:

Read Me A Story, Mr. Roboto (Slate)

Amazon Releases Kindle App For iPhone (TechBlog)

New Kindle Better But Still Pricey (Houston Chronicle)

Surveillance Self-Defense (EFF)

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