McAfee: attacks coming for infrastructure, digital home

“Online criminals looking for new areas to attack in the next few years will find green fields in the internet infrastructure and the digital home, researchers with McAfee’s AVERT labs said last week.” Further, McAfee says “well-known problems like phishing, spam, bots and rootkits are on the rise.” Computerworld quotes McAfee’s Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team (AVERT) labs virus research manager (Craig Schmugar) saying “in the short-term, it will be the infrastructure side of things, [but] in the long term, it will be digital entertainment.” Schmugar also says the recent flaw in Windows DNS servers is a good example of things to come.

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