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Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2014

During the past few years, security threats and actual breaches have grown exponentially. Malware has gone mainstream, social engineering has become far more sophisticated, high-profile database hacks have become disturbingly common, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have rocked businesses across a wide range of industries. These attacks have rendered countinue ...

Android Malware Will Expand

As the Android OS takes root in game consoles, wearable devices, home automation equipment and industrial control systems, malware will appear on these devices.

Use of Encryption Will Increase


Fears that critical data and intellectual property could be compromised or stolen through malware or government eavesdropping will lead to an uptick in the use of encryption.



Shutting Down Botnet Operators

Law enforcement will broaden its scope and focus on a broader set of global cyber-targets, including botnet operators and individuals selling cyber-crime services.

Battling for the Deep Web


Improved versions of anonymous services and file-sharing  applications will grow, and it will become more difficult to infiltrate and take down these systems.


Targetig Off-Net Devices
Cyber-crooks will target infrastructure over desktops. The first generic exploitation frameworks and mass malware agents for home devices will appear.



Becoming More Transparent

On the heels of an FTC crackdown in 2013, network security vendors will face increased scrutiny and accountability.



Botnets Will Migrate


Cyber crooks will transition from a traditional client-server botnet approach to a P2P strategy that makes it more difficult to dismantle and disrupt their activities.


Botnets Will Cross-Breed

Increasingly sophisticated botnets will seek out other botnets and cross-infect with them to more effectively increase their base of machines.


More Attacks on Windows XP

When Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP on April 8, newly discovered vulnerabilities will not be patched, and systems will become vulnerable.

Biometrics Will Increase

The use of two-factor authentication and biometric methods—including tattoos, iris scanning and facial recognition—will grow.

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rakesh verma said...

Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2014

During the past few years, security threats and actual breaches have grown exponentially. Malware has gone mainstream, social engineering has become far more sophisticated and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have rocked businesses across a wide range of industries. These attacks have rendered countinue

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