Oversold Security Threats?

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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    LONDON-- A number of the most promoted security risks are nothing more than a load of hype, Gartner has said in an unexpected outbreak of sober assessment.
    The analysis firm has decided to use its IT Security Summit in Washington, D.C., this week to name and shame the issues it sees as the most oversold. The top-five list comprises a number of favorites from the last year, namely the fear of mobile malware, the belief that Voice over IP (VoIP) is unsafe, concerns about wireless hotspots, the equation of regulatory compliance with security, and the idea of a superworm that could spread on the Internet in a matter of minutes.

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