Ga Tech Lists Top Cyber-Threats for 2013

Nov 18, 2012

As both consumers and businesses are becoming more reliant on smart phones and tablet computers, those mobile devices are creating new opportunities for cyber criminals.

That's just one of the findings of a recent Georgia Tech report looking at potential threats to cyber-security in 2013. 

Another threat-- online searches and so-called “cyber poisoning.”

That happens when a criminal steals your online identity and builds a new one with search engines like Google and Bing.

“That means if an attacker can get the ability to search ‘as you,' they can affect your perspective future searches,” said Paul Royal, associate director of the Ga Tech Information Security Center.  

By hijacking your search history, cyber criminals can feed you results in their interest—not yours.

Other emerging threats involve computerized healthcare records and the “cloud,” where information is stored on a server somewhere else and accessed remotely by users. 

You can read the full report by clicking here