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tions from affected websites. Even if you’re savvy enough to avoid infection, consider that GFI Software found 40 percent of small- and midsize-businesses suffered security breaches because of employees’ online behavior. But, this isn’t your only concern, and

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updates to all the bits of software that make it run, hackers take advantage of vulnerabilities you don’t know you have. The most common way for this to happen is they walk right through your virtual front door – either because they captured your password with a scam or malware or they guessed it with automated attacks that crack weak ones. Two of the most common passwords, according to recent security studies, are “123456” and some variation of “password,” and the author of one of these studies, security services firm Trustwave, was able to crack 2.1 million of the 2.5 million passwords it targeted. And, they’re the good guys. In any event, once they’re in, hackers deposit Web-malware to collect information from sign-ups for email newsletters, contact forms and other repositories of customer information. When customers visit, they download malware, too. You may discover the problem when you search for your site and you are redirected to another address. Or not. Half of all infected site owners only find out after Google blacklists them. That is, Web searchers who use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari browsers get a warning that your site contains malware. It happens to thousands of sites a day, Weinstein said, and regardless of what kind of clients your shop serves, that’s a turn-off. It leads to clean-up costs for you. First, you will pay a computer-security consultant to fix the problem. You also may have to pay for an investigation if credit-card fraud was involved. You also must fix your reputation, particularly when you lose customer data. Regardless of the magnitude of this loss, you’re going to have some explaining to do. Forgiveness might not come easy. Safe and Secure For all the trouble, “You really want to spend your time focusing on the

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News May 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and REgulatory Updates
Wireless Connections in the Cockpit
Member Profile
Harnessing Diversity
Before & After
A Conversation With...
General Aviation Flight Recorders
Global Complications
Aviation Aces
Member Profile
Low-Cost Flight Data Monitoring
Business Basics
Theory & Practice
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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