US presidential campaigns clueless about Net threats

The 2008 presidential campaigns are apparently oblivious to many of the threats that could damage their candidates’ reputations and fund-raising abilities or disclose sensitive insider information, a security researcher said Friday.”There’s just a general lack of awareness that this is a problem,” said Oliver Friedrichs, director of emerging technologies at Symantec Corp. and a researcher on electoral cybercrime.In a presentation at this week’s RSA Conference, Friedrichs outlined new research on Internet threats facing presidential campaigns. Today he delved into the numbers to highlight the dangers he thought were the most serious.

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