McAfee just published its “McAfee Labs Threat Predictions for 2010” in which it says “cybercriminals will ... take advantage of HTML 5 to create emerging threats”.
You might think that that McAfee had found a vulnerability in HTML 5 that might encourage those attacks. You’d be wrong though.
McAfee says that HTML 5’s popularity, its strength in creating online applications, and finally its success in solving some of the cross-compatibility issues that have plagued the web for a decade will in fact encourage hackers to attack HTML 5 driven sites, since they will presumably now have a bigger target.
In other words, since HTML 5 will be used more, it will attract more attacks. How is that news? Hmm, I wonder if we’ll get more attacks on mobile devices since there will be more of them next year, too.