April 18, 2006

NextGen Security Threats

News.com has an interesting article on what the next security threats may be. Botnets and phishing are featured prominently, as intruders are becoming more interested in the money angle than just seeing if they can cause some mischief.

In another News.com article, rootkits are on the rise per McAfee.

Frankly, I was expecting something much sexier and well, "nextgen". However, I think stealthier, and thus perhaps more persistent, system level intrusions will be the norm for awhile, as remote manipulations provide very powerful and useful tools.

Topic(s):   Privacy & Security
Posted by Jeff Beard