Feb 15 2010   6:33PM GMT

Quantum Shifts in 2009

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

I’m sure you’ve noticed the usual plethora of “studies” about 2009 erupting from various security vendors. Some are good, some are barely concealed pitches for product.

Looking over about a dozen of the above, I gleaned some significant facts that might be useful to both admins and auditors:

Social Networks have seen significant increases in malware.

Small to medium businesses are being heavily targeted with specific software written to capture banking information such as usernames, passwords, screenshots and even scan hard drives for sensitive information. These customized trojans are for sale on the DarkWeb.

Businesses are starting to fight with banks about loss of funds from online break-ins, and mostly they are losing.

And my forensic peers are discussing the idea that there will be an increase of forensic examinations on mobile devices, given that banks are starting to release programs that allow purchases and bank access from mobile phones.

Is anyone besides me thinking that banking on mobile phones is a Really Bad idea?

 Comment on this Post

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: