If you thought Windows 8 would provide refuge from an increasingly malware infested web, think again. Security firm McAfee has just released its annual Threat Predictions report
in which it highlights the top threats it foresees for the coming year, and like it or not, Windows 8 is going to be a major target. Despite improved security in Windows 8, McAfee believes targeted malware will be available faster than it was for Windows 7.
"Criminals go where the money is. And if this means they have to cope with a new, more secure version of Windows, that's just what they'll do," McAfee stated in its report (PDF)
. "In many cases they attack the user and not the OS. Via phishing and other techniques users are tricked into revealing information or installing a malicious program. So if you upgrade, don't rely solely on Windows to protect your system. Remain vigilant and watch out for phishing scams."