Top 3 cybersecurity predictions for 2020

As 2020 is already well underway, it’s time to lay out our top predictions for the cybersecurity landscape this year.

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#1
More exploits to hit the limelight
Vulnerabilities and exploits in both hardware and software components will likely keep growing this year. Experienced hackers can easily capitalize on overlooked manufacturing or programming flaws to put you and your data at risk.
#2
Ransomware will get an upgrade
Let’s not forget that ransomware has been hitting both regular people and government institutions hard for years. Because it’s a lucrative business for criminals, new ransomware will likely pop up in 2020 with upgraded features, making it even harder to keep data safe.
#3
WiFi 6 and 5G will help connect everything
More than 20 billion IoT devices are expected to connect to the Internet this year. In the absence of regulation to ensure the protection of devices and data, more and more users will be at risk.
Bonus: The war over privacy wages on
Privacy will remain a top priority this year. We encourage you to stay informed about your rights and to pay attention to how your data is being used.
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Goodbye, Fortnite, hello VSCO girls! Digital trends for kids
The term VSCO girl refers to a popular subculture consisting of teenagers who are very socially aware and follow certain fashion choices.
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Seventeen Android Nasties Spotted in Google Play
Bitdefender researchers recently found 17 Google Play apps that, once installed, start hiding their presence on the user’s device.
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#1
More exploits to hit the limelight
Vulnerabilities and exploits in both hardware and software components will likely keep growing this year. Experienced hackers can easily capitalize on overlooked manufacturing or programming flaws to put you and your data at risk.
#2
Ransomware will get an upgrade
Let’s not forget that ransomware has been hitting both regular people and government institutions hard for years. Because it’s a lucrative business for criminals, new ransomware will likely pop up in 2020 with upgraded features, making it even harder to keep data safe.
#3
WiFi 6 and 5G will help connect everything
More than 20 billion IoT devices are expected to connect to the Internet this year. In the absence of regulation to ensure the protection of devices and data, more and more users will be at risk.
Bonus: The war over privacy wages on
Privacy will remain a top priority this year. We encourage you to stay informed about your rights and to pay attention to how your data is being used.
Learn more
FROM OUR RESOURCES
Goodbye, Fortnite, hello VSCO girls! Digital trends for kids
The term VSCO girl refers to a popular subculture consisting of teenagers who are very socially aware and follow certain fashion choices.
Learn more
Seventeen Android Nasties Spotted in Google Play
Bitdefender researchers recently found 17 Google Play apps that, once installed, start hiding their presence on the user’s device.
Learn more
Bitdefender will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows 7 users.
As of January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 has come to an end. Your PC is more vulnerable to viruses and malware due to:
• No security updates
• No software updates
• No tech support
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