Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Information Security for E-businessmen: Just a Couple of Ideas > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Information Security for E-businessmen: Just a Couple of Ideas

If you constantly deal with bank or electronic accounts, it must be your worst nightmare--to wake up and learn that you are a bankrupt. Some crook stole your personal data and all the money you have been sweating blood for years has flown to somebody else's account. Almost everybody must have heard that such a tradegy is called identity theft and millions of people in the USA alone suffer the same every year. Poor consolation for its victims, isn't it?

Unfortunately, businessmen frequently are targets for identity thieves, especially online. Lots of articles on identity theft, "how-to-avoid" tips, and scary stories about the victims circulate through the Web and other media. The authors remind people again and again that they should be cautious when giving anybody their private info as well as care for their PCs' security. But in spite of all their effort identity theft is still the most rapidly growing crime.

Software developers are doing their best, too. They can't be of much help if somebody plainly looks over your shoulder and writes your credit card number down. It's for you to take care and never reveal your personal info to anybody who asks for it. What they can do is to create new solutions to the urgent problems like data stealing. Keylogging spyware--the very programs that make lots of such crime possible--are pretty much written about lately. These programs secretly monitor everything users do on their PCs.

Keyloggers are used--by themselves or as a part of a virus or a Trojan -- much more widely than PC users think; it is an open secret that the lion's share of identity theft that happens online is because of keylogging spyware. The losses caused by stealing PINs, logins, and other valuable data, are well comparable with the damage from viruses. Actually, if a virus or a Trojan contains a built-in key logger module (and it often does), the end user finds himself in a pretty tough situation. The problem is that most anti-keylogging programs warn users when it is too late. The data have already been captured and sent. Why does it happen?

Almost all anti-spy software existing at the present moment works using the same scheme: spy program is detected and then blocked or eliminated. Detecting viruses or spy software is the crucial step of the whole process--all the protection depends on whether the anti-spy software is able to detect as many spies as possible. Signature bases which all these products depend on, is actually the "list" of signatures ? small pieces of spy programs' codes. Anti-virus or anti-spy program actually scans the system and compares its codes with those in signature bases. So, in this case only the spies whose signatures already are in the base will be detected and eventually "caught". As long as anti-spy software is regularly updated and the system doesn't come across some unknown spyware product, everything is all right.

The problem is that lots of programs which could be used for stealing data are not included into signature bases right now. Some of them will never be.

There is good deal of people capable of creating something brand-new spy, unknown to anti-spyware developers. The period of time when a new spy already exists, but the updates have not been released yet, is the very time when hackers make their biggest profits.

Spy programs can be created for the specific purpose, such as industrial espionage, so they will never be represented in the base. Moreover, some monitoring programs can be used as spy programs as well, though they are not always included into signature bases. As we can see, a signature base is the weak spot of anti-spy protection; it is, so to speak, a joint in the armor. Information thieves also know about it.

Fortunately, software developers are constantly looking for new solutions. One of the new trends in anti-spyware developing is not to use signature bases as means of detecting spyware. There is three basic advantages in such an approach. First, the product gets rid of its the least reliable part; second, there is no so urgent need for updates anymore; and last, but certainly not least-?the product becomes capable of blocking the destructive activity of even unknown spyware. To read more about this new approach follow the link in the signature.

When products of such a kind become widespread, there would be much more problems for hackers in future. However, there is no guarantee that no innovative spy software appears in response.

Whether we like it or not, all malware "evolves" very quickly; new schemes are being developed, and new software which online criminals create and utilize becomes more and more malicious and "selective". New keyloggers as well as keylogger-containing viruses and Trojans, appear all the time; the losses these programs may cause to a business are enormous. That is why in some businesses there is an acute need for separate anti-keylogging protection.

Alexandra Gamanenko currently works at the Raytown Corporation, LLC -- an innovative software developing company company. visit its website at http://www.anti-keyloggers.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Reuters

With eye on Brexit talks, May to deepen security ties with France
Reuters
But the two leaders will try to focus on new initiatives to enhance security and defence cooperation, including Thursday's first meeting of the five heads of British and French intelligence agencies. “Recent terrorist attacks across Europe underline ...

and more »

TechCrunch

Google's new G Suite security center gives admins a new perspective on their organization's security
TechCrunch
Google today launched a new tool for G Suite admins that gives them a better view of the state of their organization's security. The new G Suite Security Center, which is only available to G Suite Enterprise users, features two main components. The ...
Google intros Security Center tool for G SuiteZDNet
G Suite adds new security center w/ unified dashboard, analytics, & recommendations9to5Google

all 8 news articles »

Newsweek

Jared Kushner Still Doesn't Have Security Clearance After a Year At the White House
Newsweek
It's been one year since Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to the president, assumed office, but he's yet to receive full security clearance for his role in the White House. The unprecedented delay in clearance represents a violation of ...

and more »

Mother Jones

Colbert Calls Out Homeland Security Secretary for Dodging Trump's “Shithole” Remarks
Mother Jones
Stephen Colbert on Tuesday roasted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who earlier in the day told a panel of senators that she did not hear Trump use the word “shithole” to describe African nations during a White House meeting about ...
Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar WordNPR
Homeland Security chief testifies she 'did not hear' Trump use vulgarityNBCNews.com
US Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meetingReuters
USA TODAY -HuffPost -CBS News
all 460 news articles »

NATO HQ (press release)

Qatar signs security agreement with NATO
NATO HQ (press release)
This security agreement provides the framework for the protection of exchange of classified information, as defined by all 29 member countries. These agreements are signed by NATO partner countries that wish to engage in cooperation with NATO. All four ...

and more »

ZDNet

The top 10 security challenges of serverless architectures
ZDNet
Insecure serverless deployment configuration: The security firm found that incorrect settings and the misconfiguration of cloud services are a common theme. This, in turn, can provide an entry point for attacks against serverless architectures, the ...


TechHive

Nest Secure review: This security offering carries a premium price tag despite missing some key features
TechHive
Nest Secure sure looks pretty when you set it up. The hockey puck hub, with its blue lighting effects and backlit keypad, the sleek combination door/window/motion sensors, those cute little Nest Tags… it's all so dainty and sophisticated that it's ...


Gizmodo

How the Gig Economy Exposes Workers to Security Risks
Gizmodo
Sometimes this data ends up leaking—as was the case with a 2015 breach at Uber that exposed Social Security numbers and driver's licenses. As a gig worker, “you're engaging in a set of behaviors that might increase your risk,” Albert said. Although ...
The 'gig economy' comes to your data center security – on-demand, obviously!CSO Online

all 2 news articles »

Cato Institute (blog)

National Security: A Gateway Drug to Protectionism
Cato Institute (blog)
Writing in The Hill last week, retired Brigadier General John Adams declared global overcapacity in the aluminum sector to be a national security threat and urged President Trump to “impose meaningful relief” for domestic industry. With Trump widely ...


The Diplomat

Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
The Diplomat
Under the so-called Economic and Social Development Program on Counterterrorism and Public Security – which also includes funding from Japanese official development assistance (ODA) on various fronts from the reconstruction of Marawi City to the ...

and more »
Google News

SCAMS ? Be Aware ? And Report When Necessary

The Internet is a vast International Network of people and... Read More

Free Ways to Tackle Threats to Your Computer

Protect Your PCHaving problems with your pc? Do your kids,... Read More

Why you Must Secure your Digital Product and Thank You Web Page

A couple of years back, I paid my dues the... Read More

Online Shoppers, Beware of a New Scam

Beware of a New Scam Aimed at Bargain-HuntersTrying to buy... Read More

SPYWARE - Whos Watching Who?

I am in the midst of Oscar Wilde's The Picture... Read More

Consumers: Shop Online and Get Information Safely

Do you really have to know how feeds work? Not... Read More

Avoiding Scams: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

A week or so ago, I received an inquiry from... Read More

An Open Door To Your Home Wireless Internet Network Security?

This is not some new fangled techno-speak, it is a... Read More

How To Give Away Your Personal Information

Identity Theft and Your Personal Information -------------------------------------------- Identity theft is... Read More

5 Tips For An Unbreakable Password

Despite the current wave of identity theft and corporate security... Read More

Parental Control - Dangers To Your Child Online & Internet Child Safety Tips

Did you know...? 1 in 5 children who use computer... Read More

Make Money Online - Latest Scam Disclosed

Before we start, I want to make it clear that... Read More

Identity Theft - Dont Blame The Internet

Identity theft ? also known as ID theft, identity fraud... Read More

What Every Internet Marketer Should Know About Spyware

If you run any type of Internet business, Adware and... Read More

Spyware Programs Are Out To Get You!

The average computer is packed with hidden software that can... Read More

Computer-Virus Writers: A Few Bats In The Belfry?

"Male. Obsessed with computers. Lacking a girlfriend. Aged 14 to... Read More

Lets Talk About Antivirus Software!

Nowadays more and more people are using a computer. A... Read More

Remove Rogue Desktop Icons Created By Spyware

If you have used a Windows machine for a while,... Read More

The Move to a New Anti-Virus Model

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting... Read More

Viruses, Trojans, and Spyware - Oh My!

Have you ever had to call Symantec or McAfee to... Read More

A Basic Introduction To Spyware

Spyware is the most troublesome software to appear on the... Read More

How to Thwart the Barbarian Spyware!

Today,on most internet user's computers, we have the ability to... Read More

Viruses and Worms, Protection from Disaster

Virus damage estimated at $55 billion in 2003. "SINGAPORE -... Read More

Is My PC Vulnerable on the Internet?

No longer are viruses the only threat on the internet.... Read More

Dont Get Hacked - A Guide to Protecting Your Business from Thieves

You've seen it in the news - 40 million credit... Read More