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Trojan Horse, Meet The Home Office

Could having telecommuters put your office systems at risk? It’s not so farfetched a question. In October 2000, a hacker attacked Microsoft using an employee’s home computer as a springboard to computers at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters, where the attacker found access to secret software code. More than 30 million U.S. workers telecommute at least some of the time, and their numbers are growing, spurred in part by the proliferation of broadband Internet connections like cable modems and digital subscriber lines (DSL). But telecommuters represent a potential chink in the corporate-IT security armor that many companies fail to consider adequately before they hand them a laptop and a password to access the corporate network from home. Full Story

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