Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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Window Snyder has the somewhat offbeat title of "chief security something-or-other" at Mozilla, where she is responsible for overseeing efforts to boost the security of the company's open-source offerings, including the Firefox browser.
Snyder joined Mozilla in 2006 from Microsoft, where she was a security strategist who worked on the company's security-driven Windows XP Service Pack 2 update and other products.
In an interview, Snyder talked about the state of browser security today and how companies must work together.
What is the biggest threat to users today?
My big concern is still the individuals out there trying to lure users into malicious sites, whether they're posing as a bank or a site they're familiar with. These things are painful. Users really feel it. The attacks come in through e-mail; they come in through websites. It's these broad-based attacks.
Do you see phishing attacks escalating this year?