Category Archives: Anton Chuvakin

Never Mind the Balls: it’s the Unsafe Hex Crystals

A little more crystal balling.

Anton Chuvakin suggests in his Security Warrior blog for today that the ongoing trend for the next decade will be for people to find it ever harder to untangle their real lives from their virtual lives, and that will have serious implications for security.

He says “I think that in the next 10 years these two worlds will be much closer to each other, in both perception and “real” reality. HUGE implications to information security will result.” I’m afraid he’s absolutely right: we already see many examples. It’s not only teenagers who don’t distinguish sufficiently between realworld and Facebook friends.

He makes many other interesting points, but that’s one that is giving me nightmares right now.

http://chuvakin.blogspot.com/2010/01/security-predictions-2020.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AntonChuvakinPersonalBlog+%28Anton+Chuvakin+Personal+Blog%29 

A (reasonably) safe, prosperous and happy new year to you.

By the way, I wanted to offer a free AVIEN subscription for the first person to identify the 70’s reference in the title, but AJ won’t let me. 😉

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
Director of Malware Intelligence, ESET

Also blogging at:
http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog
http://smallbluegreenblog.wordpress.com/
http://blogs.securiteam.com
http://blog.isc2.org/
http://dharley.wordpress.com

‘Tis the season for crystal balls…

And yes, I’m working on a crystal ball document today for ESET, making use of Randy Abram’s blog at http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/2009/12/14/que-sera-sera-%e2%80%93-a-buffet-of-predications-for-2010 and ESET Latin America’s extensive document (already published in Spanish at http://eset-la.com/centro-amenazas/2256-tendencias-eset-malware-2010). But marketing departments and the media like that sort of thing.

In fact, many such articles are essentially retreads rather than dramatically insightful. However, Anton Chuvakin posted a blog yesterday that shows not only insight, as I’d expect, but a certain panache. Not that I wouldn’t expect that too. 🙂

http://chuvakin.blogspot.com/2009/12/security-predictions-2010.html

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
Director of Malware Intelligence, ESET

Also blogging at:
http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog
http://dharley.wordpress.com/
http://blogs.securiteam.com
http://blog.isc2.org/