Cyber Predictions – The Bad Guys Are After Your Social Media and Your Smartphone

January 3rd, 2012

There are numerous reports from major vendors that "spam" threats from unsolicited email have dropped substantially.  The bad guys are shifting their resources to attacking you via your social media accounts such as Facebook.  They are attacking either directly or through your "friends".  They are focusing on attacking your smartphones and tablet devices.   The reason is that it is much easier to gain entry into your computer and steal your information through these platforms.   While not the only device with security concerns Android devices have come up a lot in the trade press as potential malware platforms to launch these attacks.

Websense is a leading provider of internet security.   Here are their 2012 security predictions on how the bad guys will be coming for your data:



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