The future of malware
Mobile and social media threats join the pack
By Jeff Vance | Network World US | Published: 10:31, 05 October 11
It seems like there's a new data breach every day. And, the experts say, it's only going to get worse as hackers come up with new ways of getting their hands on our personal information. Here's a look at how malware is expected to evolve.
Smartphones are also poised to become e-wallets, and if there's one trait you can count on in cyber-criminals, it's that they're eager to follow the money. "The forthcoming ubiquity of near-field communication payment technology in smartphones is especially worrisome," says Marc Maiffret, CTO of eEye Digital Security. Europe and Asia are already deep into the shift to m-commerce, but the US isn't far behind. "Once the US adopts mobile payments in significant numbers, more hackers will focus on these targets," he adds.