Watch out for whaling, smartphone worms, social media scams, not to mention attacks targeting your car and house
Facebook Timeline, anyone?
Experts say the future of malware isn't so much about how malware itself will be engineered as how potential victims will be targeted. "When people make trust decisions with social networks, they don't always understand the ramifications. Today, you are far more knowable by someone who doesn't know you than ever before in the past," says Dr. Hugh Thompson, program chair of RSA Conferences.
"Password reset questions are so easy to guess now, and tools like Ancestry.com, while not created for this purpose, provide hackers with a war chest of useful information," Thompson says.
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