Posted on behalf of Paul Wood
This week I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel with some of the best and the brightest among my Symantec colleagues to reflect on 2009’s threat landscape and what we anticipate for the year ahead.
We concur that what we’ve seen this year was ugly. Botnets prevailed and took over as a primary means of spamming and spreading malware and social engineering attacks became more sophisticated. But what we also know is that this year pales in comparison to what 2010 is expected to bring: fast flux botnets will dominate, IM spam will rear its head, rogue security software vendors will up their game, fraud targeted at social networking apps will grow, new CAPTCHA bypass techniques will emerge... to name a few.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that with a bit of preparation and the right security solutions in place, we can continue to outsmart the bad guys.
So without further ado, I present to you...