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The Curse of Ease of Access to the Internet

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Since the day the Internet was made public, it has evolved as one of the most convenient, easily available and low cost media that help us to get connected to a vast variety of data and information. Its vast size and the ease of access of resources have made the Internet one of the most popular and widely used media for information exchange. However, this does not mean that it is free from any problems. Ensuring continuity of services and security of data is one of the most critical issues that must be resolved before the real power of the Internet can be harnessed. With more and more attacks emerging on a daily basis, it becomes necessary to analyze their root causes rather than to try and eliminate the attacks individually. Hence, in this paper we identify various factors responsible for the current state of insecurity and discuss the main categories of threats which span over the possible attacks that persist over the Internet. We also discuss the major limitations and challenges that need to be resolved to provide a better and a safe Internet.


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Ramamohanarao, K., Gupta, K.K., Peng, T., Leckie, C. (2007). The Curse of Ease of Access to the Internet. In: McDaniel, P., Gupta, S.K. (eds) Information Systems Security. ICISS 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4812. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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