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MySpace Attack a "Wake-Up Call" for Organizations, Proves Most Attacks Now Infect Users Through Web Sites

December 7, 2006; 04:16 AM

Aladdin Knowledge Systems, the leader in Software DRM, strong authentication and content security solutions, today announced that the recent attacks surrounding the popular MySpace Web site strengthens Aladdin's ongoing research findings that most Internet threats now come from surfing the Web, leaving email a distant second as a tool to infect individuals and organizations.

Even email-based threats now direct users to the Web through links, leaving the Web as its final step before infection. Phishing, spyware and other attacks use today's constant Web browsing as their platform for fast, easy infection that can spread rapidly among Web site visitors. The furthering evolution of Web 2.0 marks a lifestyle and workplace change, where technology has brought a shift in attitudes and expectations, while at the same time also creating a larger risk for organizations and consumers tasked with securing their data, identities and privacy.

"The attacks we've seen this week that have the potential to infect millions of MySpace users and others, stand as a clear, powerful wake-up call for organizations that must protect their Internet gateways from malware and other threats," said Shimon Gruper, vice president of technologies for the Aladdin eSafe Business Unit. "We have documented a massive shift from email- based to Web-based threats, making Web surfing the #1 danger for organizations and their employees. Traditional anti-virus providers and enterprises can use this latest wave of attacks targeting MySpace as an example of the Web's dynamic, evolving use. Security solutions addressing this shift and providing tight Web surfing security is the only answer to match protection with the Web's evolution. For years, Aladdin's eSafe has been a pioneering solution, providing adaptive content security against cutting edge Web-borne threats, and now addresses the dynamic online threats that come with the arrival of Web 2.0 and technologies such as AJAX."

About Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALDN - News), founded in 1985, is a global provider of security solutions. Its security products are organized into two segments: Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Enterprise Security. Aladdin's Software DRM products allow software developers and publishers to protect their intellectual property, increase revenues through licensing, and reduce losses from software piracy. Aladdin's Enterprise Security solutions enable organizations to secure their information technology assets by controlling who has access to their networks (identity and password management) and what content their users can utilize (proactive content security). Aladdin has offices in 10 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners and holds numerous industry awards for innovation and reliability. For more information, please visit the Aladdin Web site at http://www.Aladdin.com .

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