Continuing with our round up of the IT security vendor view of the year to come, here's how PandaLabs, the malware research laboratory arm of [Panda Security](http://www.pandasecurity.com/), sees 2013 stacking up in terms of threats and exploits. ![panda](/attachments/small/0/panda.jpg "align-right") Perhaps unsurprisingly, PandaLabs predicts that 2013 will be much the same as 2012 in that software vulnerabilities will take centre stage and be the main target of cyber-criminals. It is "undoubtedly the preferred method of infection for compromising systems transparently, used by both cyber-criminals and intelligence agencies in countries around the world" according to PandaLabs technical director Luis Corrons. This year …

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[URL="http://www.websense.com"]WebSense [/URL] security experts have published their predictions regarding the security threats that we will face in the new year, and perhaps unsurprisingly they revolve around the changing and dynamic nature of the Internet. “Organized criminals are realizing that the Internet has been a largely untapped resource in terms of generating real profit. With financial gain on the table, attack methods are improving, and the number of people involved is escalating,” said Dan Hubbard, vice president of security research, Websense. “Tools and exploits to steal personal, business and financial information are the hottest commodities for cyber-criminals. Next year in particular, …

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The End.