Future Security Predictions

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14 / 09 / 2015

Future Security Predictions

Be Ready To Meet Real Threat

Predictions are everywhere. Most security companies now make them and says that Internet and Social Media today are extremely dangerous. We examined the lists and checked them twice, everyone is saying that our online situation will get worse. But how much worse? What surprises await us? Knowing this we have to be ready for any possible scenarios of attacks evolution. We will try to explain some of the most clear of them.

#1 Escalation of illicit social media scammers

Social media has emerged as magnets for cyber criminals as malicious spam campaigns have mimicked Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and even Google+, capitalizing on the inherent trust in these brands to dupe users into clicking on links. Read more about most popular social network attacks.

#2 Theft of identity in social media

Did you know that your social media identity is more valuable than your credit card? Bad guys will actively buy and sell social media credentials in online forums.

#3 Increase of blended cyber attacks

The primary blended attack method used in the most advanced attacks will be to go through your social media “friends,” mobile devices and through the cloud.

As well attacks now growing through the chat functionality like an APT attacks of a compromised social network account to get to the right user. And now social network users are primary vector, along the mobile and cloud exploids, in the most persistent and advanced attacks of the future of cyber security.

#4 Rise of App scammers attack

The number of people who fall victim to believable social engineering scams will go through the roof if the bad guys find a way to use mobile location-based services to find geolocation  of social engineering attempts.

#5 Increase of event-based attacks

The most dangerous today are sites designed to look like legitimate news services, Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, LinkedIn updates, YouTube video comments, and forum conversations and cyber criminals will continue to take advantage of today’s 24-hour, up-to-the minute news cycle, only now they will infect users where they are less suspicious.

#6 Rise of rogue anti-virus

Today is most popular topic of rise of rogue anti-viruses. All this scareware is detecting nonexistent infecting and showing “You have been infected” pages, we anticipate three areas will emerge as growing scareware subcategories in the future of cyber security:

  • a growth in fake registry clean-up

  • fake speed improvement software

  • fake back-up software mimicking popular personal cloud backup systems.

That is the reason you should definitely invest in solid Internet security protection and optimization software and it is important to understand that it has anti-malware scanning technology on background. For example MacKeeper’ Safe Browsing is running with Avira scanning technology.

#7 Increase of third-party software danger

Some third-party browser software such as Flash Player and Acrobat Reader have huge worldwide install bases. Because numerous vulnerabilities in these products are found and often exploited, and because it is difficult for users to promptly update these products in time, these software products have become an increasingly visible vector for attacks. Use Update Tracker to be sure your third-party software updates safely.

#8 Increase of attacks on cloud services

Many people are moving to various cloud services to take advantage of convenience and attractive pricing. This is quite useful and easy-to-use. There are valid security concerns about moving sensitive data and critical systems to the cloud, including control of data, downtime due to an outage and lack of visibility and even good security practices employed by many cloud providers these services are likely to be prime targets for cyber criminals.

So, summing up, we gave you this information not to make you afraid of the Internet and social media. Just keep an eye on and use security and optimization software.