Five predictions for security in 2012

by Elinor Mills

This was an exciting/anxious year in the Internet security community, with big tech firms like Sony and RSA getting hacked, putting consumer data and corporate networks at risk, and with reports of attacks on utilities.

Scary things that go bump in the night are actually happening to computer systems that matter and it’s only going to get worse. Here’s what I think will happen in 2012.

Malicious Android apps will increase

A(nother) utility will get hacked

E-voting machines will have security hiccups

People will continue over-sharing despite the privacy ramifications

Hacktivists will form a new 99 Percent Party

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