Online, in print, on TV, and on the radio, report after report claims that malicious hacking is “more sophisticated than ever before.” The media seemingly wants the world to believe its besought by impossible-to-stop uberhackers with supersophisticated tools and skills.
The reality is far different: Malicious hackers are using pretty much the same old tools and exploiting the same old weaknesses. However, companies and end-users arent doing what they need to defend themselves. Anyone who promotes todays attackers and their tools as near-invincible is doing a serious public disservice.
via Why hackers dont need to be smart | Security – InfoWorld.