Move over, Ebenezer -- there's a whole new class of holiday gloom in town.
During the past several weeks, security vendors and researchers have been predicting a wide range of attacks and threats for the holiday shopping season that begins Friday. This year's warnings include malware, phishing, insider threats, lost laptops, and a partridge wearing a surveillance camera in a pear tree. (OK, kidding about that last one.)
And then there is plain old thievery. Someone stole the spare tire off of my car (external mounting) a few days back. I mention this only because as the economy gets worse, people will steal anything they think they can get a buck for on eBay or the local flea market.