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Will Internet-borne threats influence the 2008 presidential race?

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Executive Summary

Political candidates are increasingly turning to the Internet to communicate their positions and gain voter support. But the same attack vectors that already pose a risk to consumers and enterprises can be used to influence elections in a number of ways. This sample chapter from Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses focuses on the 2008 presidential election as it examines potential threats, including domain name abuse, phishing, malicious code, spoofed political e-mails, voter intimidation, and the dissemination of misinformation.

Title: Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses
Authors: Markus Jakobsson, Zulfikar Ramzan
Chapter 10: "Cybercrime and Politics"
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50195-0; copyright 2008 by Addison Wesley Professional (part of the Symantec Press series). Used with permission of the publisher. For more information, please visit InformIT.

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