While the mobile device and smartphone industry continue to grow, PhoneDog's website said the interface could become more PC-like and face more security threats. Taylor Martin, a contributing editor for the site, poses the question if users will be willing to pay for mobile security software.
Internet security could be affected by the use of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a study by the Poneman Institute.
Experts at U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Idaho National Laboratory have been studying the Stuxnet computer virus, which is believed to have been responsible infiltrating Iran's internet security and sabotaging the country's nuclear program.
InformationWeek Reports said in new research that while about two-thirds of IT organizations let employees connect to the company network using personal devices, most don't enforce antivirus software standards, patches and device selection.
A warning has been sent out to customers from the Association of Banks in Singapore to be on guard against a new malicious spyware program that could steal their online banking passwords. Users should have their antivirus software updated to help defend against such spyware programs.
The Conficker worm has been spreading across the internet for the past three years, according to Vermont Public Radio. As many as 12 million computers have been infected with the self-updating worm, which means that more people need to have antivirus software updated and installed.
Microsoft has put the end to another botnet and is accusing a Czech resident of hosting the network and using it to deliver spam and steal data, according to the company. People should have a level of internet security to defend against botnets that plague the internet.
A new "double Trojan" virus is making its way across the internet and is said to be able to infect both Firefox and Internet Explorer. BitDefender has identified the Internet Explorer plug-in as Trojan.Tracur.C and said its spreading by making itself appear as an Adobe Flash player upgrade. Antivirus software can help stave off malicious viruses such as this.
An increasing amount of attacks are happening to email marketers, as spammers look to find high power accounts to send out mass amounts of emails. Marketers and anyone who uses email frequently should protect themselves with up-to-date internet security and antivirus software.
For businesses running custom applications, Jonathan Blum writes on Entrepreneur.com that companies need to use antivirus programs and increased internet security to help prevent viruses and malware in the business' custom applications.
In an effort to help defend U.S defense contractors, The Associated Press reports that the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect the country's prime suppliers' internet security. The AP said the report could eventually serve as a model for other government agencies.
Donna Goddard, a resident of New Brunswick, Canada, recently received a scam phone call with an attempt to hack into her computer by having her install a harmful fake firewall. She said had she not thought twice, she wouldn't have thought the scam was trying to sell her a fake internet security program, according to the Telegraph-Journal.
The FBI has arrested two alleged members of online hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous this week in San Francisco and Phoenix, Arizona. Search warrants are also being executed in New Jersey, Minnesota and Montana for those who have breached internet security on a personal, corporate and government level.
Three Japanese computers were part of a large cyber attack on South Korean government websites' internet security earlier this year, according to a National Police Agency investigation, news sources say.
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