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BitDefender Unveils 2008 Predictions

Mobile devices expected to be major target for cyber criminals

BUCHAREST, Romania -- BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today its top ten security predictions for 2008 with mobile malware, botnets, phishing and identity theft making the list. With more users than ever before conducting routine activities online, BitDefender expects the next year to bring a continued shift in the security landscape.

"User behavior has changed over the past two years,” said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender’s chief technology officer. “With the emergence of the online lifestyle, we believe we will see new threats resulting from online bill payment, stock trading, shopping, gaming and social networking. Traditional anti-virus and other security providers are focused on protecting computer applications, and while this is certainly still important, today’s biggest threats – as well as the most prominent emerging threats – are targeted at the online lifestyle.”

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