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2006 Security Trends

Symantec Security Response

Following are key trends that have been observed throughout 2006 by Symantec experts at Security Response.

Online Fraud

Throughout 2006, Symantec observed that online fraud has steadily increased and become more sophisticated. Much of these activities arrived in the form of phishing.

Zero-day exploits

In 2006, Symantec observed an increase in the number of zero-day exploits, which indicates that attackers are being more methodical in their discovery and exploitation of software vulnerabilities.


Rootkit technology undertook more mainstream adoption by attackers in 2006.

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