Here’s a scary thought - the scene in Back to the Future Part II where they go to the ‘future’ is now set in the past.
Last year Stephen Hawking suggested that man-made A.I. posed a potentially apocalyptic threat to humanity. Although many in the scientific community have challenged Hawking’s proposals, who are we to argue? The man’s got a Ph.D. and all sorts.
The internet isn’t just for cat videos. It can also be used for online shopping, and it’s never been easier to buy absolutely anything.
In the US alone $291 billion was spent exclusively online last year and this figure is only set to increase. However, online fraud is a growing concern amongst both consumers and companies, with billions of dollars lost each year. It’s important to take a few precautions and applying some common sense can also help you stay safe. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
The world of computer viruses has changed drastically over the last 25 or so years. In the early days, internet users were very naïve towards email attachments, contributing to the alarming speed that viruses could spread across the globe.
These days, viruses very rarely land in our inboxes due to preconfigured firewalls and strict measures from the likes of Gmail and Outlook.
In 2004 Bill Gates predicted the death of the password. It now feels that we’re moving closer to seeing Gates’ prediction come to fruition, but why has it taken so long? There simply hasn’t been the technology available to provide a solution that offers secure, stronger authentication combined with a good user experience. The password has ruled by necessity.
The widespread adoption of the smartphone coupled with an advancement in consumer biometric technology has changed the landscape. There’s now also a stronger public will to find a better authentication method. This has been fuelled by high-profile hacks, which have further exposed the vulnerability of the one-time password.
Hacking is an epidemic. In 2013, Twitter, Facebook, Adobe, Target and NBC were all the victims of high-profile security breaches – and they weren't alone.
It’s estimated that 30,000 websites are hacked every single day, ranging from small company blogs to social media behemoths. However, hacking wasn’t always the premise of criminals seeking to defraud companies. Hacking originally emerged in the 50s and 60s, and the earliest hacks were typically shortcuts invented to bypass or improve computer systems.