According to Roel Schouwenberg of the American Kaspersky Lab (the Russian software house), 2010 will see a paradigm shift in the type of threats and attacks that will take place online. And not the only one: many argue that the clouds of cloud computing will now show their thorns, and all online services, as well as devices always connected to the network, will see an increase in moments of crisis and non-usability due to DDoS or other types of attack . For our adds further details.
According to the senior researcher of Kaspersky Lab, in fact, Google Wave, Android and iPhone will be the most at risk in 2010. "The attack of this type of service offered by Google – he explains referring to Wave – will surely follow the usual models: first they will arrive spam, then there will be phishing attacks, then system vulnerabilities will be affected and finally there will be a super spread of specific malware ".
There is not only Wave, however, explains Schouwenberg in his interview with Usa Today. In fact, even the most popular mobile phones or potentially more popular mobile phones will feel the "hand" of hackers. As for Android, already attacked in vitro in 2009, things will be quite complicated because of its structure: “The increase in the diffusion of these phones, combined with the lack of controls on the quality of third-party software will lead to an ocean of throttle problems and malware, ”explains the expert.
The situation is more rosy for iPhone, which is actually relatively more protected both inside and out, thanks to the App store mechanism. The only flaw or weakness comes from the devices subjected to the practice (not recommended, as well as prohibited) of the jailbreak, which opens a window where Apple had closed the door to the risks. Finally, the expert points out another aspect of the short-term future (in 2010) of security: the race by Google, Bing by Microsoft and Yahoo to incorporate Facebook and Twitter feeds among the results opens the way for cybercriminals in the spread of phishing, trojans for banking systems and intrusions of various kinds. "Malware will become increasingly sophisticated in 2010," concludes the researcher.