Malicious apps a real problem for smartphone users
As well as the 509,000 legitimate applications, reports now say that around 718,000 malicious apps are currently running on smartphone systems. Some of these apps are even designed to decode passwords and other confidential data once there are downloaded. Continue reading →
Google recently released the Android 4.3—a mobile operating system with an innovative feature that scans surrounding networks and tracks a mobile user’s location without the use of Wi-Fi. Continue reading →
The high profile attacks of Anonymous and other malicious hackers have recently raised the eyebrows of many business owners and private computer users in terms of their own internet security. In order to make sure that your business or personal safety is never compromised it may be useful to review the recent trends in internet security.
First of all, in the future the emphasis of internet security is going to focus on protecting the information contained in systems instead of just on the systems themselves. As more people and businesses take advantage of cloud services and online storage there is a growing amount of information floating online as well. herefore, data needs to be properly guarded by antivirus software and controlled by companies and users in order to make sure that it remains private.
At the same time, the cloud itself is raising new issues about internet security as there is a general lack of understanding about what the cloud is and how to secure it. For this reason it is important to tackle the myths that surround the cloud and customers need to learn what security basics they need to know about the cloud and which services are really going to help them.
A new security concern for the modern age is the fact that viruses and malware are now attacking internet browsers on mobile phones as well as computers. The same is going to be true of tablets and whilst most people have being convinced into thinking that their mobile platforms are safe, this is simply not the truth anymore.
Therefore, proper measures need to be taken to make sure every device that you access the internet with is secure, and not just the computer that you use at home, otherwise you will be closing the front door while unlocking the back door of your safe house.