I was reading an article today about online banking and how it relates to eBay’s plans. There was some discussion about phishing sites, and how many personal computers are infected with rootkits that let the Bad Guys run those phishing sites.
I found this quote from eBay’s Chief Information Officer, Dave Cullinane, particularly interesting:
The problem has become so bad that eBay operates under the assumption that every personal PC is infected, he says. “With the desktop, we’re starting to run on the assumption that anyone who’s trying to contact us from their own personal desktop is probably coming from a compromised computer.”