Dakar has submitted this unsettling story with the following comments:
IMHO, security issues are going to become the #1 topic over the next year or so. Turns out that software firewalls are giving a very false feeling of security.
Even worse, Microsoft's latest security bulletin
is warning of a big hole in IE that allows malicious users to break into your cookies. Your personal information can then be stolen or changedthese include things like credit cards and passwords. Let's hope that networking and Internet security improve real soon now.