New York Times being Hacked, Implications

We heard this week about The New York Times being hacked by the Chinese government in retaliation for articles they have written. These remind me that we live  in unsafe times. Waiting for the government to make us safe from the outside world is silly. We need to be more thoughtful about security issues. We need to see that our applications are properly secured, and our networks are secured. Many companies use software like Java, or open source applications like Joomla, WordPress, PhpMyAdmin, Drupal, osCommerce, Zend Cart, X Cart, Openx Adserver, which if not updated frequently and properly secured can allow hackers to exploit or corrupt systems.