As cybersecurity software becomes ever more sophisticated, so do the tactics of cyber criminals. Not only do they find new ways of attacking the same targets, they also find new, softer targets. The softest target remains the technologically naive user of computers and mobile devices. That can include anyone from a clueless pensioner to business executives who think they know it all. The most telling conclusion from cybersecurity company Trend Micro's recent 2018 "Security Roundup" report was that "attacks that capitalise on the human desire to respond to urgent requests from authority are on the rise". It found that a category of hacking called "business e-mail compromise", the enterprise version of phishing, was one of the fastest rising. Sites built for phishing increased by a huge 269% in one year. However, humans are not always more vulnerable than hardware and software. Trend Micro says that, thanks to compromised systems, it saw 224% more bugs in industrial control systems wh...

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