I think Cyber attacks is here to stay
With my latest article about DNS changer malware warning us about what It can do to our activity online be it personal or business, I really become conscious to study more about this "cyber attacks". Since it is that hard to make money offline, it will be even harder to make money online if we are not that knowledgeable about this virtual disturbances. If we are thinking of earning money online the legitimate way , then there are some people who wants to earn online the other way, so i think cyber attacks is here to stay.
The issues of simply getting your personal information thru other illegitimate means like phising is already a part of these cyber attacks which are even perform by legitimate online business people. There are also viruses and malwares that even the softwares offering there products are the ones putting the viruses on our computers. So it really is like a "virtual jungle when your online", daily there are new viruses and malwares that are spreading that should make us conscious on our daily activities online but knowing and making us knowledgeable about this disturbances would prevent us from inconvenience and danger.
With these in mind I am sharing a speech from TED.com about cyber attack which I found to be very informational. Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. "Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good."
Why should you listen to him:
The chief research officer at F-Secure Corporation in Finland, Mikko Hypponen has led his team through some of the largest computer virus outbreaks in history. His team took down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, and he has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm -- a hugely complex worm designed to sabotage Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities.
As a few hundred million more Internet users join the web from India and China and elsewhere, and as governments and corporations become more sophisticated at using viruses as weapons, Hypponen asks, what's next? Who will be at the front defending the world’s networks from malicious software? His work offers a peek into the post-Stuxnet future.
He says: "It's more than unsettling to realize there are large companies out there developing backdoors, exploits and trojans."
Quotes by Mikko Hypponen
uter viruses switch from one country to another, from one jurisdiction to another — moving around the world, using the fact that we don't have the capability to globally police operations like this. So the Internet is as if someone [had] given free plane tickets to all the online criminals of the world