Memory scraping may be next cyber crime

Wednesday - 2/23/2011, 2:33pm EST

Pervasive memory scraping is the new go-to tool for cyber crooks.

And the memory copying tool is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous attack techniques out there.

The pervasive memory scrapping allows attackers to gain administrative privileges to your personally identifiable information.

And Network World reports attackers are getting to the sensitive data by bypassing your computer's data encryption's armor -- and copying your data's memory.

Researchers at the RSA security conference in San Francisco say starting in 2011 you will hear more and more about pervasive memory scrapping.

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