2010 Malware Maladies

The picture is changing for the security landscape of online threats. If e-mail has been the dominant source of viruses and Trojans for the past two to three years, experts believe that malware that comes from Web 2.0 sites will be the biggest security threat for 2010. Because of wildly popular Web 2.0 technologies like social networking sites, hackers and phishers are looking at sites like Facebook and Twitter as launching pads for a new generation of viruses and other forms of malware. Almost a quarter of security experts that were surveyed by Webroot fully believe that such threats are harder to manage than e-mail clients.

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