Sunday, November 18, 2007

Top 10 Computer Security Threats for 2008

IT security firm McFeee has published its Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2008
"As 2007 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the current threat landscape. The past 12 months comprised a record-breaking year. McAfee® recorded well over 100,000 new viruses and Trojans, a 50 percent jump in the total number of threats ever cataloged. The Nuwar virus (a.k.a. Storm Worm) grew into the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet to date, while TJ Max revealed the largest data breach in history. Other areas saw significant growth as well, from phishing attacks to crimeware, from vulnerabilities disclosed to zero-day exploits; 2007 was a big year for threats. At the same time, there was an explosion in the adoption and usage of new technologies such as voice over IP (VoIP), virtualization, and, of course, Web 2.0. As we look ahead to 2008, we expect the threat landscape to continue to expand. Attackers will exploit the new technologies while revisiting tactics that were successful in the past. McAfee Avert® Labs has identified the following ten noteworthy trends expected to unfold in 2008..."

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