Spyware, application attacks to be biggest 2006 threats


Happy New Year? IT security pros hope it will be, but if industry experts are right, companies in 2006 will be plagued by a number of new threats -- most notably application exploits and next-generation spyware.

Many still believe worms and viruses pose a greater risk than any other security scourges. But Natalie Lambert, security analyst with Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc., said that's not necessarily true.

2005 Year in Review
"At this point, if you think about it, it's been two and a half years since there was a big virus outbreak that brought down companies' defenses," Lambert said. "We think the reason for this is because there is no money in [developing] viruses and worms." Spyware, application attacks to be biggest 2006 threats

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