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Elections and cybercrime risks

Date: October 09, 2007

Server injection attacks and smart phone spyware could turn a candidate's fortunes upside-down if they manage to find their way into a Presidential hopeful's technology resources.

That's the assessment made by Symantec researcher Oliver Friedrichs. He recounted a recent panel discussion at Carnegie Mellon where the Presidential race and potential cyber threats were one of the topics of discussion.

The campaign managers for candidate web campaigns have not done a good job in protecting their bosses from domain name and typo squatting abuse, said Friedrichs. Symantec's analysis of 17 well known candidates for domain squatters found some "interesting" results that Friedrichs regrettably did not share, as it is being saved for his forthcoming book in February 2008 on cybercrime.
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