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Korea Strengthens Internet Security

Anyone who thinks the Internet is just a convenient tool for the coming information society, should take another look at its side effects. Despite growing concerns about online security, computer networks remain more vulnerable than ever to cyber attacks, Internet worms and unforeseen security breaches. “As a result of increasing interconnectivity and communication networks, the Internet is now exposed to a number of various threats and vulnerabilities,” Moon Kyung-il, country manager of Network Associates’ Korean unit, said. Simply put, in a race between security measures and potential vulnerabilities, the latter gain an upper hand since no perfect solutions exist, he said. “We’re not improving fast enough to keep pace with foreseeable security problems in cyberspace, but new and changing threats will be continuously emerging,” he said. Ironically, because of its highly wired broadband Internet infrastructure, South Korea is rapidly emerging as one of the targets of international cyber attacks. Full Story

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