Hackers will Begin Targeting Web Browsers
As more and more infrastructure transitions to become cloud-based and accessible from anywhere, I predict that we will see hackers begin to target Web browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox as the weak point, Vaystikh says. When you think about it, browsers are essentially the operating system today. Regardless of whether youre using Windows, Mac OS or Linux, you spend most of your time in the browser, talking on Google Hangouts, drafting documents on Google Docs, using any number of plug-ins, and more. This is a very large attack surface that hasnt been fully exploited by hackers. I think we are poised to see an increase in malware targeting this surface in 2017. You have to understand that, once hackers find a vulnerability within a browser, theyll have access to everybody who uses that browser, regardless of OS.