Last Updated: 2005-12-31 16:21:50 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
* Trojans outpace worms
I believe that one of the biggest threats are going to be insecure databases. The proof of concept database worm that was released about a month or so ago is just the very beginning of what we will see over the next year+. To me this is a very real problem as I have audited environments where there was a huge focus on securing hosts and servers, but zero or minimal focus on securing the database.
My 2006 predictions/paranoid
- "Zero-Day" exploits that are discovered and exploited by The Bad Guys, with no one being the wiser until it is far, far too late; 2. Tightly-targeted malware (currently being used) that, once it gleans information from financial institutions, allows the attacker(s) to then completely trash the entire information store - causing panic/chaos (if only for the targeted company(s); 3. Hackers taking the Fed's recent announcement that "the Internet is not vulnerable to widespread attack" as a personal challenge.