News round up:
* Cybercrime exploding
* Social engineering on the rise
* Two thirds of UK citizens don’t have computer security
Do you always struggle to remember your passwords? Well we’ve got some great news for you! You may never have to remember another password again. The future is almost here: eye scanners. Simple scan your eye and you’re in.
Sharks in the waters off of Western Australia have joined Twitter. 338 sharks to be exact. Government researchers have tagged these sharks with transmitters which will set off a computer alert when they get within a half mile from a beach, this then triggers an automatic tweet to go out from the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter account. Sounds like a pretty good system!
Mike Botto is a man with a mission.
Just over three years ago, the UK resident lost his father to a heart attack leaving behind his wife, two other sons and a daughter. To say Mike was devastated is a bit of an understatement. Both of his grandparent’s on his father’s side also died of heart-related conditions.
A new virus has been detected that targets banking details. Dubbed ‘neverquest’ it breaks new ground in terms of its reach and the potential damage it can do.
Apparently, it can break into the accounts of about 100 different banks and uses just about every trick in the hacker’s handbook to do so. Moreover, there’s a widespread belief within the industry that it could do a lot of damage and potentially infect millions of vulnerable computers.