According to the TD Canada Trust Fraud Prevention Month poll, 84 percent of Canadian residents are trying to take action against internet security breaches and other types of online fraud.
While Facebook is trying to improve internet security measures with new codes and a new immune system, AllFacebook said there are still scammers that have stayed ahead of the game and know how to trick people. The website recently shared some tips and advice on how to stay safe on the social media site.
In an interview with CNET's Elinor Mills, one member of hacking collective Anonymous looked to answer a few questions as to why they work the way they do. Although everyday web users and small businesses may fear being victimized by the group, the Anon member says the collective mostly targets agencies that consider themselves "above the law and willing to put ethics aside in order to make money."
Hackers often use celebrity sex scandals to infiltrate unsuspecting social media users' computer systems. The cyber thieves will create malicious links and spread them on Facebook and other social networks, which when clicked on, will corrupt users' systems.
While a good antivirus program and internet security solution are extremely important for any personal computer or business network, Roger Grimes writes on InfoWorld that disorder and chaos in picking passwords and logins is also an effective way to thwart attacks. He said "entropy," the technical measurement of randomness of the next piece of data in a string, can sometimes be very useful.
Internet security could see a big advancement if researchers at MIT have anything to say about it. The university and the federal government are looking into ways to enable cloud computing technology to recognize a cyber attack, eliminate the threat and not stop until the threat is gone.
A new virus for MacBooks is looking to steal users' passwords, so Apple users may want to invest in antivirus software and internet security to help keep all of their information safe.
Anonymous, the worry of internet security companies and IT departments everywhere, had 25 members arrested across Europe and Latin America, according to AFP. The Associated Press said four of the hackers arrested appeared to be from Spain, after two servers were used by the group in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.
In what appears to be an attack against the Canadian government's proposed internet surveillance bill, Anonymous has claimed responsibility for ran attack on the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. The internet security breach is what the group claims to be a "database leak," revealing names, emails and passwords for administrators on the websites.
PCMag's lead analyst for security, Neil Rubenking, said targeted attacks aren't just for big companies. If individuals don't properly protect themselves with internet security and antivirus software, along with using common sense on social media networks, they can become victims as well.
When receiving email from an unknown address, recipients should be careful not to open the email with haste, according to Jeff Werner, NWFDailyNews columnist. Internet security breaches and viruses can come from these emails, and he said people need to be careful when checking their email.
New antivirus software may be needed in China, as Workers' Daily, a news source in China, reports that between 4 and 8 percent of Chinese computers get viruses.
When it comes to protecting a company's computer technology, multiple layers are needed, according to Paul Mah of CIO US. One way that a company can protect itself is with antivirus software that scans for malware as well.
Mobile antivirus software may soon be a more popular protection tool, as a security researcher recently found another security flaw in smartphones, according to the Los Angeles Times.