Have you ever thought about how much of your life is stored on Facebook? Birthdays, graduations, holidays, old boyfriends and girlfriends, babies – it’s all on there. And have you ever thought about what would happen if a hacker was able to access that information and wreak havoc on your account?
Watering hole attacks are one of the newer developments targeted at disrupting your internet security. And while it sounds quite silly, especially when you think about it in the wildlife sense, it is, in fact, proving to be quite a successful tactic for cybercriminals.
Over the last year, the world has witnessed large-scale financial fraud. And while we spend a lot of time talking about identity protection, today’s blog is about how the cybercriminals actually go about stealing your data, how they go about conducting these massive espionage initiatives and other attack methods, like identity theft.
First off, let’s establish what NFC means. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and is a form of technology that wirelessly sends payment information. Think virtual wallets. By installing an NFC chip within your smartphone, you can store your credit card info and pay by swiping your phone over the credit card reader. Pretty nifty!
This is one of the newest issues in internet security over the last few years, with an estimated 10% of children becoming victims. Online identity theft has been around for a while, but child identity theft is a newer development.