by Mike Masnick

Someone Notices Security Warnings Are Overhyped

from the shocker dept

Almost all technology security warnings come from security companies who are trying to sell products that solve that particular security warning. That's why most of them are severely overhyped. However, since there is rarely an independent analysis of the real threat, the press gobbles up the stories, and everyone believes that we're all in grave danger. So, it's nice to see a firm like Gartner stand up and point out that many security threats are vastly overhyped, including the threats against VoIP systems and WiFi networks. Gee, if only people had been pointing out that these things were overhyped all along, the company might not have needed to come out with so dramatic a report.

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