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Threat Predictions for 2011

M86 Security Labs released their Threat Predictions for 2011 report recently. It makes for a short and interesting read.

Their No.1 threat is quite scary. They predict that cybercriminals will be releasing malware that uses stolen digital certificates. A lot of security products today, check a softwares digital certificate before allowing it to run. If the malware is using a stolen digital certificate that is trusted, it simply bypasses the security system you have in place. They report that a variant of the Zeus Trojan was discovered to be digitally signed using a certificate from antivirus vendor Kaspersky!


About the Author:

Hamish joined Bobcares in July of 2004, and since then has grown to be well versed in the Control Panels and Operating systems used in the Web Hosting industry today. He is highly passionate about Linux and is a great evangelist of open-source. When not at work, he keeps himself busy populating this blog with both technical and non-technical posts. When he is not on his Xbox, he is an avid movie lover and critic


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