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.
Google is facing UK legal action over claims that it breached the privacy of those users who browsed the internet using Apple computers and other Apple mobile devices. There are now 12 people seeking damages from the search engine giant for allegedly tracking their usage of the internet without their knowledge and lawyers acting on behalf of the claimants have said that Google have a responsibility to their users and should pay out compensation. Continue reading →
What was intended to be a short cut for Facebook users so they could log in quicker proved to quite the opposite and ended up not only exposing their email addresses to all and sundry but also potentially giving outsiders access to their accounts. On Friday, a spokesman from Facebook said that the company created the ‘auto login’ short cut to enable some users to go directly into their pages by clicking a web link that was sent to their email addresses. Continue reading →