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Security The security events of 2005 led some to believe things were getting better when, in truth, it was more the case that what you can't see really can hurt you. The surface may have appeared still and unthreatening but underneath the currents were anything but friendly, as Will Sturgeon explains. Phishing, spam, spyware, Trojans, viruses and worms - you'd be forgiven for thinking 2005 was very much 'same old, same old' but there were trends which came to light during the past 12 months that will have the security experts scrutinising their radars long into the New Year.

As much as anything, this is due to the increasing sophistication of existing threats and the fact criminals will have been loathe to conjure new threats when existing ones clearly had so much more mileage left in them.

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