Sunday, January 19, 2014

High-risk applications for Android will reach 3 million

By publicizing the annual report forecasts safety - "Mixing Barriers: Forecast Trend Micro security for 2014 onwards" - the company's information security indicates that a large data breach will occur each month and advanced attacks of banking on mobile devices and targeted attacks have accelerated pace. Threats to critical infrastructure and security challenges derived from the Internet of Things and the Deep Web are also highlights.

The forecasts for 2014 in the area of Information Security also highlight:

  • Malicious applications and high risk for Android will reach 3 million;  
  • Banking through mobile devices will be compromised by increased attacks via an intermediary, making verification inadequate in two steps;
  • Cybercriminals increasingly use methods of targeted attacks, such as the research of open source and highly personalized spear phishing;  
  • Mobile devices are increasingly targeted by advanced threats, including clickjacking and "watering hole" attacks;  
  • Lack of support for popular software such as Java 6 and Windows XP will expose millions of PCs to attack;
  • The public trust, compromised by the revelations monitoring ordered by the United States will result in a variety of efforts to restore privacy;
  • The Deep Web will continue to explore the lack of capacity of law enforcement to deal with the spread of cybercrime.

The report also focuses on the rise of the Internet of Things, which promises to be the notorious watershed related to personal technology. With increased being delivered by utilitarian and usable technology as watches and sunglasses, the possibility of cyber crime on a large scale deriving from identity theft, reality is a very real possibility as technology continues its proliferation.

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