Top 10 Security Trends
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Top 10 Security Trends

  1. #1
    Senior Member phernandez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    246

    Top 10 Security Trends

    From the mothership...

    Top 10 Security Trends - eITplanet.com

    Botnets, breaches, spam and virtualization all rank. Got your own top 10?

  2. #2
    Only african to own a PC! Cider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    1,683
    This meant that 70.5 percent of all email was spam
    OUCh!

    Bots perpetrate a wide variety of malicious activity. Bots knocked Estonia off the online map
    I assume they dont host any websites anymore

    The best example was when Wabi Sabi Labi was introduced. It offered an auction-style system for selling vulnerability information to the highest bidder. The resulting controversy sparked much discussion about the ethics of such practices. Regardless of the rights and wrongs, look for more of this kind of activity in 2008.
    Going to google this one
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    Albert Einstein

  3. #3
    Just a Virtualized Geek MrLinus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Posts
    7,324
    70.5%? That seems low. I thought the numbers were higher, 80-90%? Seriously, if we eliminated most of the spam, we'd probably see speeds increase. And it's interesting that Spyware doesn't make the cut.

    Are we seeing less spyware because people have stopped using browsers that act as conduits for it (e.g., IE)?
    Goodbye, Mittens (1992-2008). My pillow will be cold without your purring beside my head
    Extra! Extra! Get your FREE copy of Insight Newsletter||MsMittens' HomePage

  4. #4
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,191
    Yes, I thought that spam e-mail was a much higher percentage than that; also no mention of spamming websites, blogs and the like which I have noticed a considerable increase in.

    Also "breaches" isn't really a security trend in my book. I strongly suspect that current disclosure requirements and more publicity has just caused what has been going on for years to surface
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  5. #5
    Just a Virtualized Geek MrLinus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Posts
    7,324
    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    Yes, I thought that spam e-mail was a much higher percentage than that; also no mention of spamming websites, blogs and the like which I have noticed a considerable increase in.

    Also "breaches" isn't really a security trend in my book. I strongly suspect that current disclosure requirements and more publicity has just caused what has been going on for years to surface
    Indeed. Although I would question who is more likely to be affected by "spamming websites, blogs and the like": the individual or the corporation? The list is for the corporation and I don't see too many organizations with public blogs that get hugely affected or, if they are, they may lump it in with general web annoyances.
    Goodbye, Mittens (1992-2008). My pillow will be cold without your purring beside my head
    Extra! Extra! Get your FREE copy of Insight Newsletter||MsMittens' HomePage

  6. #6
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,191
    I hope you will permit me a little cynicism Msm?

    These lists and reports do tend to aim at the Corporate, because that is where the money for preventative software is to be made?

    Now, I have no objection to that per se, and I appreciate that your average personal blogger/website owner isn't likely to pay out for commercial software if they can at all help it.

    But, what about small/sole traders?............ there are gazillions more of them than corporates............. is this a whole new market waiting to be exploited? And a new type of security software?

    Go for it guys.................
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  7. #7
    Only african to own a PC! Cider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    1,683
    And a new type of security software?
    More info Nihil! What would you suggest or are you secretly brainstorming behind the scenes?

    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    Albert Einstein

  8. #8
    Senior Member Ouroboros's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Superior, WI USA
    Posts
    628
    "The best example was when Wabi Sabi Labi was introduced."

    Sounds like a strange Asian sexual technique. Was I the only one who jumped to that thought?

    <sigh>...I need to get out more.

    O
    "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"

    "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity."

    -Occam's Razor


Similar Threads

  1. Ethical Hacking!
    By E5C4P3 in forum AntiOnline's General Chit Chat
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: January 17th, 2008, 12:40 AM
  2. 30 security holes in Oracle
    By SDK in forum Miscellaneous Security Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 5th, 2004, 07:13 PM
  3. Microsoft plans Windows overhaul to fight hackers
    By tekno in forum Microsoft Security Discussions
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: October 15th, 2003, 08:51 AM
  4. NEWS: This weeks security news. 10/2/02
    By xmaddness in forum Miscellaneous Security Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 2nd, 2002, 10:32 PM
  5. Latest SANS Update
    By xmaddness in forum Miscellaneous Security Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 29th, 2002, 10:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •