Hackers Focus On What We Love In 2017
eMarketer found that adults spend an average of 25 hours online every week. This time is generally on our cell phones. Hackers are keen to this fact and are now focusing in on our mobile usage.
Hackers are retargeting their arrows.
This is no cupid’s arrow either. Hackers are retargeting their arrows to attack applications on our smartphones and tablets. All it takes is one bad app download to kick-start their romance with your device.
Learning from the past.
In 2016, we saw staggering growth in the number of infectious advertising Trojans able to obtain “superuser” rights on an infected device. These “superuser” rights give the attackers access to everything on the phone and the ability to add, change or control anything they want.
These threats are spreading through Google Play and Apple.
Attacks are not localized; your decision between an iPhone or Android won’t help in this respect. The best way to avoid these types of threats is to read the reviews on applications before you download. Look at the privacy policies, check out the website and if you’re still not sure, call them.
Keep your eyes peeled for new threats.
There will always be a new threat on the horizon. Monitoring the applications you and your family uses, keeping an eye out for malicious e-mails, and suspicious websites will help keep you safe. After all, we are all responsible for security.
- To show appreciation for our customers, ROC is ...
- The FBI recently released a Public Service Anno...
- People generally decide upon New Year’s resolut...
- A study by Checkpoint Systems shows that holida...
- We’re not suggesting you give things away here,...
- July 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- December 2014
- October 2014
- September 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014