Issue No. 02 - March-April (2013 vol. 11)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2013.46
Cormac Herley , Microsoft Research
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.
Internet, Privacy, Computer security, Network security, targeted attacks, economics, scalability
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