What security threats are you most concerned about (2010)?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Brian_12, Jan 30, 2010.

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What security threats are you most concerned about?

  1. Identity Theft/Fraud

    30 vote(s)
    65.2%
  2. Data Loss/Leak/Breach

    14 vote(s)
    30.4%
  3. Malicious Insiders

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. Extortion

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. Exploited Vulnerabilities

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  6. Social Media/Network Attacks

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  7. Organized Cyber Crime Groups

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  8. Malware

    14 vote(s)
    30.4%
  9. Other

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Brian_12

    Brian_12 Guest

    I'm most concerned about "organized cyber crime groups". I think this one of the biggest threats worldwide. And also, exploited vulnerabilities.

    What security threats are you most concerned about (if any)?
     
  2. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    It's getting harder and harder for me to go without some sort of HIPS or BB, much to my worry. Malware is getting smarter and more aggressive. I run Sandboxie, Avast 5 AV and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware real-time, along with Firefox with NoScript, with everything up to date on patches (not counting problems not yet disclosed)...and I'm still not sure I'm all that safe. I've got a family that knows nothing about the kinds of pop-ups that anti-executable programs/HIPS brings (Hell, I barely do).

    Unfortunately, it looks like no matter how uncomfortable I am with them or my dislike for them, my time of avoiding them is coming to an end.
     
  3. Threedog

    Threedog Registered Member

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    For me, any malware that can steal my online banking information. I don't store sensitive personal information on my computer but I do online banking and some government websites so there is always the concern that something could get on my system and steal that information.
     
  4. Boost

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    Identity Theft / Fraud -- stealing of online banking information,etc
     
  5. pegr

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    Same here.
     
  6. Noob

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    Only worried about malware and data loss/leak.

    Identity theft isn't an issue since we don't use PC for banking or any other sensitive things and i don't even have a bank account :D
     
  7. blacknight

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    I'm not worried. :cool: :D If I had, I would say: complex rootkits.
     
  8. YanK33

    YanK33 Registered Member

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    my only fears are social networking cause you can find so much fake people who can take over your account or even your system and now a lot of new threats are created for smartphones that we know have almost zero protection against malicious software.
     
  9. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    im scared of losing my usernames and passwords.
     
  10. YanK33

    YanK33 Registered Member

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    thats easy, just use an password manager who have good encryption system and change your passwords time to time to ensure you are secure.
     
  11. guest

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    Identity Theft/Fraud: I don't make public enough personal details...
    Data Loss/Leak/Breach: Very hard to happen, I use strong encryption and backup strategies...
    Malicious Insiders: The system is always locked when I'm not here.
    Extortion: conservative approaches concerning everything related minimize the chance of this happening to me.
    Exploited Vulnerabilities: I maintain everything updated, patched and secured, but zero-day vulnerabilities are always dangerous. I voted for this one.
    Social Media/Network Attacks: they always pose a dangerous risk for me, an occasional user of these network sites/services. Voted for them as well.
    Organized Cyber Crime Groups: I don't visit suspicious sites, but I'm concerned about attacks to popular sites that I visit that could affect me. Voted for this too.
    Malware: Always dangerous, because the infection vectors are very diverse and malware today tend to be complex and difficult to detect/remove once they get into the system. Voted for this too.
     
  12. icr

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    I am only concerned about cyber groups that infect you and you are not even aware of it
     
  13. ameyap

    ameyap Registered Member

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    voted for everything other than malicious insiders, social media attacks, extortion and others as they can affect me
     
  14. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Identity Theft/Fraud
     
  15. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Nothing, on my system at least.
     
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