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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Security Lost in Web 2.0 Shuffle

An under-reported story in all of this Web 2.0 euphoria is that all of these sharing applications and new interactive applications can increase security risks. Users now ingest new widgets and applets with nearly reckless abandon, and that can be problematic.

On the development side, web publishers can't forget to prepare for the traffic that hopefully will arrive when you launch a new destination or service. As GigaOm points out, malicious types who are envious of others success can attempt to bring down upcoming Web 2.0 destinations out of spite.

So before you download another toolbar add-on or widget, remember to consider the source.

By John Gartner at 11:51 AM | Comments (0)

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