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Security Threats in 2008

Security Threats in 2008

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Well, slowly the year is coming to an end – 10% to go J. This is the time where everybody is looking back and – additionally – tries to look into the Crystal Ball to understand how 2008 could be.

Interestingly enough, I just had the discussion about the trends for 2008 this morning with a friend of mine and this afternoon a blog post by Symantec hit me with the title: A Look Ahead to Security Trends in 2008 which is an interesting read (pretty short, which is good).

I do not want to comment it (yet) as we are working on that as well at the moment but it seems that we are more or less on the same line. The only thing I am missing is that I think that social networks (like Xing, Facebook, Linkedin, …) have a high potential to be abused as a source for information for social engineering attacks.

What is everywhere in common is that we will see the criminals misuse the Internet to illegally (or immorally) make money

Roger

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  • Hi Roger,

    I agree with you. I think Facebook, Orkut, Myspace etc are becoming easy way for fraudster to gain personal information of the users. I was reading an article on Computerworld which mention currently 30-40% people accept people friendship without checking their profile.

    Social Networking Websites and Web Application threats will be playing a major role in Security Risk in upcoming year.

    Thats what i think.

    Cheers

    Shoaib

    Australia

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