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Fake videos, bio-metric data theft and much more is coming in 2019!!

2018 has been a most phenomenal year in cybersecurity framework, as the businesses experienced a tremendous increase in IT resource hijacking especially for mining cryptocurrency and several unknown malware attacks.

Unfortunately, analysts say that these security threats will continue in 2019 and incredible use of artificial intelligence, advanced apps for bio-metric hacking, and an increased number of phishing attacks will top the list of cybersecurity threats in 2019.

Attackers would discover new ways to steal identities and apply smarter techniques to evade security laws.


The future risks of bio-metric data leaks

Since there are thousands of bio-metric data leaks have occurred globally in the past few years, the Middle East countries are more vulnerable to various theft attacks and bio-metric data usage in 2019.

According to a famous researcher Fabio Assolini, “many bio-metric systems have already implemented special user authentication and identification, which is an excellent step taken by the financial institutions in Africa and the Middle East.

In 2019, criminals will bravely expose vulnerabilities in facial recognition, touch ID sensors and complicated pass codes.

Advanced exploitation of AI techniques

2019 is going to see advanced utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques.

According to the research experts,attackers will be smart enough to utilize machine learning techniques and will discover innovative methods to prevent their identification from even high-level security professionals.

However, artificial intelligence will continue to progress and find new ways to deal with threats.

Machine learning and AI will play a significant role because thousands of cyber attackers will follow conventional techniques; such as the use of outdated and improper equipment which will be least intelligent to deal with modern cybersecurity techniques.

Businesses will be able to realize the significance of threat intelligence,and they will discover different ‘intelligence functions’ to identify threats and privacy breaches.

Phishing attacks will rise by billions

E-mail attacks will be expected to grow, and thousands of users will be left scrambling for finding different ways to reduce security risks.

To deal with the situation, businesses and IT professionals will follow advanced measures to remediate malicious threats.

Throughout the year,the focus will not be on finding new phishing techniques,but hackers will prefer to improve the execution of old attack types, especially those delivered through emails.

There will be a great increase in several phishing techniquessuch as the extensive utilization of homoglyphs, expanded URL’s, credential harvesting and online certifications.

Fake videos will set the new levels in spreading wrong information

Unfortunately, 2019 will set new records in spreading fake news through malicious social media posts.

The use of computer-generated graphics will be on the rise, and attackers will be successfully able to show the footage of events which have never happened. These videos will cause substantial damage to the reputation offamous business owners and may harm the diplomatic relations between Middle East countries.

The inevitable growth of 5G deployments will increase cyber-attacks:

2018 kicked off various 5G network infrastructure deployments.

However, 2019 is expected to see some high-level activities in 5G technology.

While it is true that 5G-capable devices and 5G networks will take some time to deploy globally, but experts have predicted that the growth will occur rapidly.

According to another prediction, 5G IoT devices will be able to connect directly to the 5G network rather than connecting through a WIFI router. This trend would make the devices highly vulnerable to malevolent attacks.

Cybersecurity threats will infuse more terror within the upcoming months,and sadly, we are least prepared to recover from these devastating attacks.

With the growing risks of data breaches and malicious security threats, it has become most important to develop an approach to mitigate cybersecurity incidents.


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