Microsoft’s 2013 Security Predictions: Criminals Benefit From Espionage, Apps Helps Attackers, Rootkits Evolve

Posted on Dec 14 2012 - 11:38am by Editorial Staff
Malware and Potentially Unwanted Software categories since 2006 by half year/quarter

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Well, we are almost in the New Year, rolling ourselves in 2013, but the New Year will bring uncertainties also, this is what according to Microsoft 2013 security predictions includes. The company predicts that Espionage will help criminals, apps will turn as weapons and rootkits get evolved. The predications are as follows:

  • Prediction #1: Criminals will benefit from unintended consequences of espionage
  • Prediction #2: Attackers will increasingly use apps, movies and music to install malware
  • Prediction #3: Drive-by attacks and cross-site scripting attacks will be attacker favorites
  • Prediction #4: Software updating gets easier and exploiting vulnerabilities gets harder
  • Prediction #5: Rootkits will evolve in 2013
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