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Execs Talk About The Dangers Of Phishing

(Distributed for Investrend Communications, Inc. via M2 Communications Ltd ( August 4, 2005 (FinancialWire) Exclusive interviews with Jeff Platon, vice president of product and technology market management for security, Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Craig D. Brennan, president and CEO, Tumbleweed Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: TMWD), and Michael Soni, president and CEO, Cronus Capital Markets are now available on Regarding "Phishing," Jeff Platon of Cisco, said "Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc." Craig Brennan of Tumbleweed said, "Phishing attacks have one end-goal -- ID theft. They achieve this by encouraging users to give away confidential information by pretending to be a trusted brand- one that the victims might do business with online." Michael Soni of Cronus Capital Markets, in his weekly column "CCM SectorOptics" on following the London attack said, "Intelligence agencies are working overtime to prevent the next 9-11, having said that, the current track record of the intelligence agencies is not good, as we have seen in Iraq and in London." For up-to-the-minute news, features and links click on FinancialWire is an independent, proprietary news service of Investrend Information, a division of Investrend Communications, Inc. It is not a press release service and receives no compensation for its news or opinions. Other divisions of Investrend, however, provide shareholder empowerment platforms such as forums, independent research and webcasting. For more information or to receive the FirstAlert daily summary of news, commentary, research reports, webcasts, events and conference calls, click on The FinancialWire NewsFeed is now available in multiple formats to your site or desktop, free. Click on: