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Threats in 2007

Date: January 03, 2007
Source: itWorldCanada
By: Nestor E. Arellano

What kinds of security attacks should you worry about in 2007? Will companies that adopt environmentally friendly processes find greener pastures? Will enterprises look overseas for people to manage their IT assets? How will deregulation affect the Canadian telecom industry?

IT World Canada asked several industry experts for their take on these and other issues. And here’s what they had to say.

Right on target

The closing year saw a remarkable slow down in worm attacks and widespread malware assaults, according to Internet and mobile security services provider F-Secure Corp. based in Helsinki, Finland.

The firm says in 2007 we’re likely to witness an increase in targeted attacks against organizations, with backdoors, booby trapped documents and rootkits.

A 'backdoor" is a method of bypassing normal authentication, or of securing remote access to a computer, while attempting to remain hidden from casual inspection. The backdoor may take the form of an installed program, or could be a modification to a legitimate program.

"Instead of transmitting millions of e-mails with infected attachments, attackers are sending as few as five infected e-mails to a single target," said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure.
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