December is always the month where bloggers are launching their predictions
for the new year and I see that someone has just started to spread its
I've never joined the game but maybe this year I could launch myself on it...
However, here one of my prediction for the future (I was talking about it in
these days with friends): we'll see soon the first form of viruses that will
spread themself via RSS.
RSS feeds are now an emerging technology and all modern browsers now have a
built-in support for them. When the new IE7 will be out, also the number 1 of
browsers (as number of users) will have a native support for them, so you can
agree with me that this is an interesting road to embrace for a virus
A new worm generation could arrive to destination (the user PC) via a
standard RSS feed, could attack the RSS application installed on it (a browser
or an RSS Reader), could subscribe malicious feeds and start to install
malicious software on the target machine.
This could be extremely dangerous I think and actually I can't see a product
that is ready to check this possible new type of infection.
We must be ready for this new possibility of attacks, because the RSS Worm
day is not so remote I think...