ransomware

The tech industry is getting into its annual predictions mode, where collective crystal ball-gazing identifies the big trends
The tech industry is getting into its annual predictions mode, where collective crystal ball-gazing identifies the big trends
The reality of the situation is that society is not yet comfortable with embracing the technology we have watched destroy or take over the world in films time after time. But it is now becoming increasingly obvious that our negative perception is standing in the way of the potential for positive digital transformation and is an issue technology companies must address, if we are to embrace emerging technology.
Data. We send and receive so much of it on a daily basis that we almost don't think about it anymore. As long as it reaches its destination, we don't think about what happens to it in-between, or even consider who may have access to it.
Ransomware attacks take advantage of human, system, network, and/or software vulnerabilities to infect a victim's device--which can be a computer, printer, smartphone, wearable, point-of-sale (POS) terminal, or other endpoint. Ransomware can target either endpoints or file servers
Vodafone customers have been warned about what appears to be one of the most realistic email scams yet.  Get Safe Online
For many people, WannaCry was the first they had heard of ransomware. Many others had just a vague awareness of the problem and the potential damages that ransomware can inflict.
If you saw someone walking down the street with their open wallet or purse in full view, you'd think they were being reckless. Who would just leave their personal belongs out for anyone to see or take? As individuals, we're conscious of the dangers of theft and conditioned to be careful with our belongings - but when it comes to our connected devices, any semblance of caution seems to disappear.
As our homes become jam-packed with smarter devices in the years to come, they may help to makes our lives easier. At the same time, if they are not secured, they also can make the lives of cyber criminals easier by giving access to our whole network and all the devices on it. To be truly safe in our smart homes then we need to start applying the same security principles we already do with our mobile phones and computers.