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Windows 7: The top threats for 2013, as seen by McAfee

27 Dec 2012   #1
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The top threats for 2013, as seen by McAfee

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In the coming year, the world will see increases in mobile cyberattacks, ransomware, and "hacking for profit," as well as the decline of hacktivist groups such as Anonymous, according to McAfee Labs' 2013 Threat Predictions.

The security firm's research report, released today, predicts that cybercriminals and hacktivists are going to refine and "evolve" techniques and tools used not only to steal from our wallets, but also to take advantage of our personal data. Along with a likely rise in cyberattacks that take advantage of the explosion in mobile technology, McAfee warns of threats based on politics and "extreme" causes.

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The top threats for 2013, as seen by McAfee | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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27 Dec 2012   #2

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Thanks for the info Brink. Brings to mind a Chinese curse I once heard, "May you live in interesting times".
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27 Dec 2012   #3

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Surprising Corrupt Belizean Government Officials was not at the top of this list....
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28 Dec 2012   #4

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Good read, although the report was based upon McAfee findings
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28 Dec 2012   #5

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I can't imagine Anonymous ever becoming irrelevant, if nothing else they'll DDOS stuff just "for the lulz".
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