As users store more data online, hackers are finding ways to break into the new service sites. Experts say the problems are deep-seated.
Samy Kamkar was really just trying to impress girls. Instead, he made Web hacking history.
Kamkar created what is considered the first Web 2.0 worm--a virulent bug that no firewall could block, and which ultimately forced MySpace.com to temporarily shut down. The Samy worm (named after Kamkar) was among the more prominent of a new generation of Web attacks that some security experts fear may slow the fast-evolving collaborative model of Internet development known as Web 2.0.
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Robert McMillan, PC World
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:00 PM PDT