Stuff to do with internet security from the last week or so


Should we be worrying about phone hacking An article by Larry Greenemeier, for Scientific American investigates the recent buzz around smart phone hacking, Whilst Phone hacking is nothing new a few recent exploits have put the issue back into the public eye once again. With this of course come the inevitable response from concerned lay people that they now have another device that they have to protect from “Joe Hacker”. However is this concern warranted. Well according to Greenemeier, not really, not yet. Despite the ubiquitous presence of smart phone technology, numbers still pale in comparison to the number of PC machines out there. This in combination with Apples penchant for controlling the app development process since day one,has meant that any cyber criminal has found it harder gaining a foothold on mobile devices than a much easier PC environment. Samsung too with its android OS, was designed from the…

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