IBM Report: Mobile Attacks, Phishing Attacks Mount in 2011

Spam volume is down, there are fewer unpatched software holes and oftware application developers did a better job of writing secure code over the last year. But IBM’s X-Force Trend and Risk Report still found plenty to worry about in 2011, according to a copy of the report released this week.  

The most trusted websites, such as search engines, mainstream news sites and some blogs, are increasingly at risk of hosting malicious links that pass malicious code to their visitors, according to the latest data collected by researchers with IBM’s X-Force security team.
The report [ibm.com] outlines a sharp increase in new malicious Web links and consistent attacks against Web applications that could undermine the security of some database servers.  Read the full story  [techtarget.com]

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