Botnets, trojans, SQL injections and DDoS attacks. Most internet
users have no idea what those things are, or how they are shaping the
future of their connected lives. One thing is certain, more computers
and wireless devices are going to be compromised this year than were
last year. Some companies will go out of business as a result. State
secrets will be revealed. A mysterious charge will appear on your
credit card bill each month.
Over 70,000 new cyber security threats are discovered on a daily
basis. Even the strongest networks are not safe from hackers. Last
year’s well-reported hacks included the Central Intelligence Agency,
U.K. Treasury, Lockheed Martin, and Sony’s famous compromise of 77
million online user accounts in August and again in October 2011. The
Apple operating system is not safe. PC systems are definitely not safe.
Android smartphones are a mobile hackers favorite platform.