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Issue No. 02 - March-April (2013 vol. 11)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 89-92
Cormac Herley , Microsoft Research
ABSTRACT
How do so many Internet users escape harm? The range of attacks is enormous and growing; we know that most users neglect even basic defense measures. Yet things somehow muddle along: 2 billion people use the Internet and seem to derive more good than harm from it. If security is only as good as the weakest link, why don't worst-case outcomes happen regularly? Why isn't everyone hacked every day? The answer might lie in economics rather than technology.
INDEX TERMS
Internet, Privacy, Computer security, Network security, targeted attacks, economics, scalability
CITATION
Cormac Herley, "When Does Targeting Make Sense for an Attacker?", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 11, no. , pp. 89-92, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MSP.2013.46
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