By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The technology that makes online shopping and banking secure is under increasing assault.
The Pentagon is asking the nation's 16 spy agencies to investigate the cost of theft of commercial secrets by foreign computer hackers, a loss some analysts say could be costing the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
"The average user has no good way of verifying that the server certificate really is valid and thus that the site is really valid," said Ms. Landesman.
"That's what they're doing with [some of] the intellectual property they've stolen," she said, noting that the Commerce Department estimated in 2004 that counterfeiting costs U.S. companies between $20 billion and $24 billion annually.