It is Monday again, and Cyber crooks are increasingly targeting the growing array of Web applications — everything from interactive maps to stock tickers — potentially giving them access to the credit card and Social Security numbers of people using those sites.
Despite the increased security threat, experts say, some Silicon Valley companies and others that make the software enabling many of these online features aren’t responding quickly to fix the flaws.
“It’s a wild, wild world out there,” said Mandeep Khera, chief marketing officer at Santa Clara-based Cenzic, which sells software to help ward off hackers. Despite a growing effort to beef up security on the Internet, he added, “consumers need to be aware of how vulnerable most of these websites are.”
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