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Are cybersecurity buzz words overused?
Monday - 7/12/2010, 3:54pm EDT
- Tired of spam on your twitter account? So is Google -- and they're shelling out the money to fund anti-spam research. Researchers at Texas A&M University are creating fake accounts on Twitter to lure spammers who are eager to spread malware. The fake accounts automatically post updates drawn from a collection of more than 1-hundred-thousand real tweets. So far the more than 60 fake twiter accounts have collected more than 30-thousand spammers on Twitter. PC World reports the fake accounts try not to mimic a real person and are allocated to a dark address space. Real Twitter users are segregated from the spammers.
- Information security experts are very picky with the words they use -- and they're upset by the catch phrases they hear in media and industry reports. It's an old problem -- vendors, public-relations firms and the media create easy-to-remember buzz words to describe the latest threat or technological solution. But often time those words don't accurately describe the problem. CSO Online examines this issue in a recent post, and says that -- until someone comes up with something better -- the buzz words will probably remain. We want to know what you think -- are the cybersecurity buzz words overused? Or wrongly used? Email us and let us know!
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