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What's Ahead for 2007
Yesterday we sent you to PC World for a review of 2006. Today it's time to look ahead and prepare for tomorrow.
2007 cyber criminals will be more sophisticated in their attack on unsuspecting victims. As computer users slowly become educated about 'phishing' scams, the scammers will need to come up with new ideas, certainly targeting social networking websites like myspace.com, as well as instant messenger programs and internet telephone programs like Skype.
According to Christopher Allansson who heads up the Lavasoft Security Center, there is also the dangerous trend for people to hook up more of their home electronic systems to the Internet, often through wireless networks, leaving them susceptible to hackers and infections.