While it may be the time of year for giving, one internet security expert warns people to be careful how they use their social networking accounts to share what gifts they'll buy and where they are. Hemanshu Nigam told CBS New York said giving too much information could make someone a good target for fraud.
Healthcare is an industry with lots of sensitive data, so companies need to make sure they have the proper internet security and antivirus software systems set up so no important, private information is accessed by the wrong party.
As the use of the internet grows and mobile devices become more en vouge, Wi-Fi networks are expected to see huge growth as well over the next four years, according to research by IGR. With the growth of WiFi, internet users need to secure themselves with antivirus software and other internet security methods.
An unpatched threat in Yahoo Messenger gives hackers the ability to easily change people's status messages, according to PCWorld, which could allow the spread of viruses. Users should be aware of these possible threats and always keep an antivirus program up and running in case a seemingly-friendly link turns out otherwise.
While Android phone sales have been on the rise, there has also been criticism that the phone is succeptible to viruses. Jason Fell writes on Entrepreneur.com that users of the operating system need to be careful when installing mobile applications and use antivirus software suited for the device.
Over the next three to five years, the global cyber and internet security market will see a 10 percent growth each year, according to a report from PwC titled "Cyber Security M&A: Decoding Deals in the Global Cyber Security Industry." Research said it will be triggered by the growing number of cyber threats and consumers coming online and experiencing breaches.
A once-popular virus has come back to life and is now targeting Facebook users, according to internet security research lab Zscaler ThreatLabZ. The Zeus Banking Trojan, a virus that logs on to social networks through compromised accounts and stolen passwords and post photos without a user's knowledge.
When getting a new computer, it is important to remember that just because its new, it's not necessarily safe. John Oates of PC Advisor said when setting up a computer, users should think about everything, such as setting up a main password, internet security settings and installing an antivirus program. He said if it is a second-hand computer, be sure to immediately do a malware scan.
While people worry about hackers and loading up antivirus software on the phones, not many thought their own phones might be the ones with malware set up to spy on them. A young systems administrator revealed that software called CarrierIQ in Nokia, Android and other devices looks at keystrokes a user puts into their phone and is nearly impossible to remove.