The evolution of the internet has given us the Web 2.0 which is a more open form of the previous internet. The traditional internet had people and companies make their own web sites on their own computers or servers, with anybody else just logging in and getting (actually it’s more of reading) the stuff that you need and leave without getting a chance to tell the site’s owner if the information was either very helpful or a complete waste of time. Net 2.0 has allowed the opening up of borders between the said linked computers allowing people to become more interactive in their use of the web. You search for an article on the web through a search engine and find yourself in a blogging site. The information you find is very much useless so you leave a comment telling the owner such. He then reads the post and makes the information on the blog more informative thus giving him feedback on the contents of the site. This was totally unheard of in the old internet days when, what you see was what you got (literally).
The social Net 2.0 has allowed users to influence the way the internet is setup along with the information it contains. Companies get instant feedback from users thus allowing them to improve customer services. The problem, exploits or another form of malicious code that is up to no good. Imagine a social web site like MySpace where you have a page that you share over the net with your pal’s. A hacker finds a hole in the security net and leaves a few short lines of code in the form of a hidden program. It then takes all information you send and receive or use, such as purchase information from internet-based companies. This exploit, turns your page or rather the information gathered from it into his personal atm machine, using the information he has leeched and goes on a shopping spree online. Sounds crazy? You figure it out. Google found almost half a million of such exploited sites out of only 4.5 million surveyed sites (which is only a fraction of the total computers linked on the internet).
You do the math….