Millions of people gathered around their computers to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as the 44th President of the
But what most people don't realize is that by simply clicking on any video they stream through their computer, they are unknowingly introducing new security threats into their PC. Adobe, whose Flash technology is present on 98 percent of connected computers and delivers 80 percent of Web video worldwide, is learning that along with popularity, comes increased security risks. As outlined in a recently released report, the number of Flash vulnerabilities detected in Web applications over the last two years have increased by 300 percent, as compared to 2005 and 2006.
Technology developments are emerging. One example from IBM: software that scans dynamic Web applications (enabled via Web 2.0 and SOA technologies) for security vulnerabilities before they become a real threat.