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Speaking of Predictions

Published: 2006-12-04
Last Updated: 2006-12-04 16:11:46 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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Last year in December I posted a diary asking for predictions from our readers about what they thought the New Year would bring. 

Let's take a look at what our readers said:

Predictions 2006

So how did we do?

1) Web Born Worms - Yep, there has definitely been an increase in them.  From MySpace to CNNWarNews we have seen an increase in worms inplanted and ready to move at a moments notice.
2) RSS Malcode - Again, we have indeed seen an increase in RSS exploits.
3) Trojans outpace worms - If you take a look at Symantec, McAfee and other AV software companies, I think you will see that this too has come to pass.  There are more "Trojanesq" exploits than actual viruses and worms.  I think the criminal types have figured out that they Trojan's are more profitable.
4) Voice over IP phishing - Yes - we have indeed seen a few of these this year.
5) Xbot 360 - Hmm - Not sure about this one.  I haven't heard anything about this at least.
6) Cross Site Scripting attacks - Oh yeah, we have indeed seen a few of those.
7) Zero days - We have seen an increase in zero days. 

So I would say our readers did pretty well.  6 out of 7 ain't bad.

So what do you think? What will 2007 hold in store for us?   More of the same or something new on the horizon. Let us know.

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