January 30, 2002

Home is where the hacker is

Author: JT Smith

Newsfactor Network writes: "Thanks to advancing technology and the growth of high-speed Internet service, home computer systems have become faster and more powerful. But they remain a favorite target of hackers and virus writers who are looking for easy prey with less fear of prosecution. Experts say that while home user security -- primarily the use of antivirus and firewall software -- is getting better, computer hackers are still taking advantage of home users' overall lack of expertise and security resources to make "launching pads" out of their systems."

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