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2009: Tough for the Economy, Tough for Security

Symantec just released a study claiming that as of now, software authors are writing more malware apps than legitimate, useful programs. And the company says next year will be even worse.

First, a little caveat. Symantec sells security software, so it's in the company's interest to scare us. That said, Symantec has always been honest with me so I must take it at its word.

Here's what Symantec thinks we're in for in 2009: There will be more malware spread through social networking, more attacks on virtual machines and more spam.

What are your biggest security headaches? Send 'em to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 04, 2008 at 11:53 AM


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