At a media gathering Wednesday, the security vendor released a report
outlining security threats enterprises and consumers should be mindful of in
2010. Of these, the security risk faced by everyday Internet users is likely to
increase as criminals look to trick people into downloading malware through
means such as an innocent-looking URL link or videos and pictures from unknown

"[Users] could be opening themselves up to identity theft and other types of
cybercrime," Symantec said in the report, adding that the number of attempted
attacks using social engineering "is sure to increase" next year.

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