Analysts predict rise in malware

"There will be a rise in the number of attacks on social networking sites and cloud computing "

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Security firms predict greater threats for 2010.
 
 
The last year has seen a phenomenal rise in the level of malicious code and security attacks - fake websites loaded with malware and phony security software have become frustratingly common. According to the latest releases from top security firms, this trend is likely to continue at an even greater rate, with hackers and spammers hooking on to the latest trends in social networking in order to gain access to user’s private data and computers.
 
“As these sites more readily provide third-party developer access to their APIs, attackers will likely turn to vulnerabilities in third-party applications for users’ social networking accounts, just as we have seen attackers leverage browser plug-ins more as Web browsers themselves become more secure,” stated Symantec, a leading security firm.
 
And it is a view that many other firms seem to echo, with Trend Micro, CA and Websense all stating that hackers will increase their attacks on well-frequented sites including Twitter, Facebook and those that incorporate Web 2.0 tools. A notable increase would be the attack on search engine’s SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). This would mean infected sites listed higher up in results pages, and as the popular search engines are generally trusted by everday users, would ‘ensure a steady supply of victims.’
 
Analysts are already predicting a rise in attacks against cloud computing: its rise in popularity in the next year will mean hackers are likely to increase attacks in this business-targeted service, where ‘more and more corporate data is being stored outside of the network, making it difficult for IT administrators to have direct control over the data,’ according to M86.
 
It seems that users will need to be on their toes even more in the coming year; virus protection software is an absolute must and it is a good idea to actually look at what you are clicking on before wildy tapping on that not-so-furry mouse of yours.
 
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06-12-2009, 08:15:55

woppy101
i already have a Thermochill PA120.3 in my system. i have a spare 120 rad not doing anything would it hurt performance if i put it in my loop,at the minute im only cooling my cpu but i plan to put my gpu and nortbridge in the loop in the next month or so

06-12-2009, 09:05:35

lasher
Hi Woppy, what you pushing the loop round with atm?

An ultra would manage the extra restriction no worries i would have thought.
Dont think temps will change but there may be other that can add further to the idea?

The choice of blocks will make a difference too.
Obviously if youve not decided on the GPU block then this cant be taken into consideration atm.

06-12-2009, 09:20:31

woppy101
im using a ddc ultra

06-12-2009, 10:43:00

tinytomlogan
Id wait to add the rad in untill you add the other blocks into the loop and the ultra will cope fine. Just adding it in now you will see next to no difference in temps.

24-01-2010, 10:08:51

D-Cyph3r
Aye a PA120.3 is enough for a 920 and 5870 on it's own, but I wouldn't bother with the extra hassle until your ready to re-do the whole loop as 1.

Remember radiators are the least restrictive components of a watercooling loop (bar reservoirs), so pump power isn't so important when it comes to adding radiator area... it's more a subject of diminishing returns.
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