Smartphones and smart phones fit our modern pace like a glove. Having access to the Internet at all times and all places seems almost essential in this ever more technical world. Many have eschewed PCs and laptops altogether and use cellular devices as their only means of accessing the Internet. But some say that we should be careful with the less-secure devices. Article source: Mobile devices huge target for hackers in 2012
PCs are safer
In 2012, Internet scam artists and hackers are going to be focused on smart phones, as reported by computer security business McAfee. The company is warning people to stop relying on cell phones so much.
Scott Budman, from KNTV, spoke with Gary Davis in an interview. Davis, from McAfee, said:
New target for hackers
Stealing identities might be one of the most common things hackers will do, as reported by Davis. He said that hackers can watch all online activity with simple viruses.
What does Davis predict?
As reported by Davis, there will start to be coordination between occupation-style protestors and computer hackers. He calls this “the rise of the hacktivist.” He believes that hackers will work while people continue to protest:
Hackers can make an internet resource unavailable with a denial of service attack.
Security should be more significant
To shield yourself, Davis suggests treating your mobile system like your home computer when it comes to security. Update security and anti-virus software regularly. And always treat unfamiliar emails, links and other communications carefully.