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Hackers Scrape The Barrel For Pervasive Memory Residues

28 February, 2011
More IT vulnerability horrors are revealed while one company makes bold predictions for the IT security landscape for the next 20 years!

Lieberman Software has revealed the latest horror to emerge from the hacking community, "Pervasive Memory Scraping". The term was clearly coined by someone with a better grasp of IT security than of English since there's nothing pervasive about the memory being scraped at all. The technique is being used by hackers to peer into residual memory left over after an application has been closed and the operating system hasn't over-written what's left behind, leaving personal information potentially vulnerable. Read more about Residual Memory Scraping 


With the IT threat landscape changing almost by the hour, Kaspersky Labs has made some astonishing and bold predictions about how IT security will look in 2020. It proves to be an interesting read in fact because Kaspersky takes existing trends and looks forward based on social and criminal tendancies rather than technology. Read more about the Kaspersky IT Security Outlook to 2020

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