“Online attacks against such prominent targets as Sony, Target and Home Depot have brought cybersecurity and digital privacy to the forefront of the national consciousness,” Brian Fung reports for The Washington Post. “But as the technologies we use grow more sophisticated, so will criminals’ attempts to defeat them, according to Chris Doggett, North American managing director of Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based international information security firm. In an interview this month in Washington, Doggett said financial fraud and identity theft pose far more danger to Americans than shadowy hacking groups such as Lizard Squad, which has taken partial credit for breaching Sony’s systems. He added that no network is ever completely secure…”

…It comes down to how easy a target is to breach. There’s fundamentally two parts to the formula for cybercriminals. One is, how big a target? How juicy is it? How attractive is it? How much money is there to steal? The other one is, how easy is it to breach? In mobile malware, for example, we see over 98 percent of the mobile malware that’s created is created for Android. Why? Because it’s much, much easier to exploit than iOS. — Chris Doggett, North American managing director of Kaspersky Lab

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MacDailyNews Take: “Open.”

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