Social Networking Sites At Risk
A new report by security software specialist says social networking and banking sites will be hit hard in 2010
Security software McAfee Labs foresees an increase in threats related to social networking sites, banking security, and botnets, as well as attacks targeting users, businesses, and applications, according to its 2010 Threat Predictions.
- HTML 5 will blur the line between desktop and online applications. This, along with the release of Google Chrome OS, will create another opportunity for malware writers to prey on users.
- Email attachments have delivered malware for years, yet the increasing number of attacks targeted at corporations, journalists, and individual users often fool them into downloading Trojans and other malware.
- They anticipate Adobe software, especially Acrobat Reader and Flash, will take the top spot of software targetted.
- Banking Trojans will become more clever, sometimes interrupting a legitimate transaction to make an unauthorized withdrawal.