Reality Bytes: Seven scares that came to naught

We all need IT security to some degree, but do you ever get the feeling that some IT threats are hyped over and above any likely, realistic danger?

5th May, 2012
'Hanging around an Insomnia cafe waiting to see if someone makes the mistake doesn't deliver a high return on investment for a criminal'.

We all need IT security to some degree, but do you ever get the feeling that some IT threats are hyped over and above any likely, realistic danger? Here are seven security scares that turned out to be more hot air than high risk.

The threat: a timecode glitch in standard computer and server systems was going to bring the world's IT infrastructure to a halt, unless millions were spent in protective measures."It has never...

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