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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I am no great fan of the concept of National ID Cards, although my reasoning is not so much based upon distrusting the 'if you've done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear' argument nor even the 'big brother invasion of privacy' paranoia which seems to grip most of the mainstream media in the UK whenever the subject is mentioned. I do admit that both of these things do play a part in my dislike of ID Cards though, but the real deal clincher for me has always been a bit more pragmatic: the UK Government is really crap at …

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On the day that the annual [URL="http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2241289/european-commission-criticises"]Infosec[/URL] show starts in the UK we have a call for a Euro cyber security tsar. I was surprised at this. In many ways it's the perpetuation of all that I feel is bad about security management. A handful of readers might have heard me on BBC Radio London this morning talking about the problems that may be associated with the Olympics (see [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4287.html"]yesterday's post[/URL]). I thought the story was a load of talked-up nonsense just for the radio show and I stand by that. The most salient point, though, was made by the …

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The End.