Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013.
Claims of cyberwar are overblown, but things are definitely heating up in regard to international conflicts where malware is replacing drone strikes.
In a report on its battle against the persistent piece of malware, the Conficker Working Group says it was able to take down Conficker, but the worm itself still resides on millions of computers.
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Among most prevalent June threats were a password-stealing Trojan, infected Windows media files, and a re-emerging Conficker, says Sunbelt Software.
Researchers at Kaspersky say the TDL-4 is extremely sophisticated and has already infected 4.5 million computers around the globe.
With new safeguards in place, Microsoft saw 1.3 million fewer infections over three months from autorun, which automatically executes commands when an external device is plugged in.
Versions of the worm that went bust a year ago are still spreading and hiding on 6.5 million infected computers, security experts say.
Next year will see more cybercrooks hiring people to help create and deploy botnets, which will likely trigger further cooperation in security community to shut down malware at its source.
roundup The Conficker worm is keeping security experts on their toes, trying to scope out exactly how and when it might strike.