Michael Jackson, Farrah Viruses, Attacks on the Way

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Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett's deaths have people scrambling for every bit of information and every tribute on the Internet. It's a rip recipe for launching attacks against grieving fans, and worthy of extra caution.


Reading the Twitter feeds and the Facebook posts tonight is like a recounting of the ups and downs of Michael Jackson’s bright and tragic life. Posting after posting notes his music, meteoric career, health and obsession with altering his appearance and, of course, his troubles with young boys. Whatever troubles the King of Pop had in life are nothing that will compare to the troubles virus in his name will cause following his death.

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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