2018 is already in full swing, but are you aware of the possible new threats in cyber security that’s lurking the web? We only have predictions and of course we hope that very little of the following would be true and that we’ll have a safer year as far as cyber security is concerned – but that remains just a hope. It pays to be prepared to face cyber threats to avoid cyber security mishaps to begin with.
Below are some of the top internet security changes experts think you should be aware of in 2018.
Cyber Security Will Be Changed by AI
Artificial intelligence development has given us a lot, and it looks like AI or machine learning would be better in identifying and anomalous behavior online. This means that AI would be able to predict when you are creating a cyber security loophole for yourself when someone has reached security parameters no matter whether there is malicious intent or not. Note though that this is just a possibility and that there isn’t likely an obvious improvement in security even with AI installed.
Criminals May Go For More Cyber Crime
The web fosters many opportunities to create money, manipulate circumstances, and in a lot of cases, facilitate unsavoury actions. Cyber thieves used to be small time fraudsters that just happened to have found a weak link in existing processes but now even organized crime syndicates are actively trying to find and create opportunities for fraud.
There Will Be an Increase in Malicious Domain Registrations
Fake domains are used for spoofing, fraud, typosquatting, and more. As more bad entities try to use the web for their schemes, there will no doubt be an increase of this.
Reputation Management Will Get Better
Fake news and fake profiles abound, creating a need for the development of a system that will allow individuals to verify who they are across platforms to protect their online reputation.
Ransomware Set Sight on New Targets
Ramsomware might veer away from targeting high net worth individuals and businesses to practically targeting anyone with a bit of cash. Some types of ransomware might be developed to be used to target business rivals or sabotage other people.
Mobile Apps Will Be a Target
Malware used to be an issue that’s only found in PCs and laptops but there is an increasing number of malware that’s made to target mobile phones via apps these days. They might be created in such a way that will allow hackers to break into systems via a mobile phone that has access to it.
Travel Sites Are Targets
There’s a huge amount of data in travel sites that can be used by shady individuals for fraud such as identity theft and the like. Credit card details, addresses, and other details can be stolen especially around holidays. It might be best to stay away from travel sites during peak season.