A security advisor's perspective on the threat landscape
by Mirko Zorz - Editor in Chief - Tuesday, 8 April 2014.
How do you see the threat landscape evolving in the next five years? What, still unknown, security challenges are upon us?

IPv6 and the Internet of Things. Home router vulnerabilities and exploits have been trending lately, and it is a very worrying trend. Until recently, routers have successfully acted as hardware firewalls for our home computers. But moving forward in time – there’s an entire home of connected devices that needs to be secured. Not necessarily to prevent them from being hacked or infected – but to prevent them from leaking data about our lives. Smart lights and the frequency to which they are turned on will be a very easy way to determine somebody’s home schedule. Automated, networked spyware collecting such data will become yet another commodity that both marketers and criminals seek out. The more ways in which our lives can be quantified – the great the amount of things there will be to defend.

Spotlight

Almost 1 in 10 Android apps are now malware

Posted on 28 July 2014.  |  Cheetah Mobile Threat Research Labs analyzed trends in mobile viruses for Q1 and Q2 of 2014. Pulling 24.4 million sample files they found that 2.2 million files had viruses. This is a 153% increase from the number of infected files in 2013.


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