Thursday, 21 June 2007

McAfee Avert Labs reviews their 2007 predictions

Source: McAfee Avert Labs Blog
Having made a customary list of ten predictions for the coming year six months ago, the researchers at Avert Labs have done a bit of a reality check to see how well they are faring so far in 2007. The safe bets have proved safe: "Password-stealing web sites are on the rise", "Identity theft and data loss will continue to be a public issue", "Vulnerabilities will continue to cause concern." Not so obvious but predicted correctly: "Parasitic malware will make a comeback." Seemed a safe bet, but didn't really eventuate: "Spam, particularly image spam, is on the increase", "The use of bots will increase." Completely wrong: "Mobile phone attacks will become more prevalent."

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