The Problem

Today’s digital identity crisis is the result of many independent factors, and their combined effects gave rise to the perfect storm that makes phishing and identity theft so lethally efficient. This chapter briefly revisits the evolution of online threats and reveals the complex connections by which apparently independent phenomena augment each other.

The issues surrounding digital identity management are a result of a combination of many factors

The section “The Advent of Profitable Digital Crime” explores the arms race between computer systems and security threats. From software piracy to phishing, from worms to defacing, we walk you through the early traumas that shaped the industry reactions to security problems. Vulnerabilities ...

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