from the old-crooks-meet-the-new-crooks dept.
"Schneier: NSA snooping tactics will be copied by criminals in 3 to 5 years. If you thought NSA snooping was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet: online criminals have also been watching and should soon be able to copy the agency's invasive surveillance tactics, according to security guru Bruce Schneier.
'The NSA techniques give about a three to five year lead on what cyber-criminals will do,' he told an audience at the RSA 2014 conference in San Francisco. 'These techniques for exfiltrating data aren't magical, they are just expensive. Everything we know about technology is that it gets cheaper. So the notion of putting up a fake cell tower or wireless access point, of jumping air gaps, you're going to see this stuff it's really just a matter of time.' "