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Mcafee Labs Predicts Geolocation, Mobile Devices And Apple Will Top The List Of Emerging Threats In 2011.

Summary: McAfee Researchers Also Foresee Attackers Targeting Shortened URL Services and Internet TV Platforms; Increase in Politically Motivated Hacktivisim

McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today unveiled its 2011 Threat Predictions report, outlining the top threats that researchers at McAfee Labs foresee for the coming year. The list comprises 2010EoACAOs most buzzed about platforms and services, including GoogleEoACAOs Android, AppleEoACAOs iPhone, foursquare, Google TV and the Mac OS X platform, which are all expected to become major targets for cybercriminals. McAfee Labs also predicts that politically motivated attacks will be on the rise, as more groups are expected to repeat the WikiLeaks paradigm.

EoACA[pounds sterling]WeEoACAOve seen significant advancements in device and social network adoption, placing a bulls-eye on the platforms and services users are embracing the most,EoACA[yen] said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs. EoACA[pounds sterling]These platforms and services have become very popular in a short amount of time, and weEoACAOre already seeing a significant increase in vulnerabilities, attacks and data loss.EoACA[yen]

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