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.
Spam levels worldwide dropped 12 percent last month following the takedown of a large spam network, but the threat of malware is as strong as ever, according to a report from Fortinet.
The popularity and openness of Google's mobile OS has led to a 90 percent jump in malware targeting Android devices this year, says security vendor Fortinet.
Researchers uncover version of Windows-targeted malware that tricks people out of mobile numbers to thwart two-factor authentication text message confirmations from banks.
Google pulls Trojanized Android apps, and researchers warn of malware in alternative Android markets in China and of an Android version of the Zitmo banking Trojan.
New worm crawling Facebook accounts leads victims to "videos" on Google Reader and Google Picasa pages that in turn link to malicious server sites.
Fortinet warns Facebook users to be wary of the Secret Crush widget.
New CEO Marissa Mayer didn't have much to say in the way of specifics.
Cross-site scripting attacks are being used on blog sites now.