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Top Security Predictions for 2011

(Tony Bradley, PC World) It's time to look ahead to 2011 with some predictions for what the year holds in store for security.

Aside from the festivities of the holidays, one thing that always makes December special is the combination of reflecting on the year gone by, and looking ahead to what the next year might hold. Hence, it's a good time to have a look at what 2011 holds in store for security:
1. Precision Attacks - evolution of malware attacks is continuing;
2. Ripped from the Headlines - it will remain common for attackers to exploit breaking news as malware bait;
3. Beware the Web - consolidation of various messaging platforms into Web services will increase, making it an attractive target for hackers who want to break into the corporate network;
4. Low-Hanging Fruit - IT admins will still have to monitor and protect the primary platforms, but will also have to scramble to ensure that the various networks and applications those platforms are connected to don't leave a window open for attackers;
5. Mobile Computing - mobile devices will be a common target for theft.

What are your predictions for 2011?

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