This blog sometimes runs the risk of become something of a Cassandra given the nature of the topics we cover. But we’d be failing in our duty if we didn’t bring things to your attention we think you should be aware of. As the old saying goes, ‘Forewarned is forearmed.’
And that said there’s rarely a dull moment in the online world with headline leading hacks happening on an almost weekly basis. And the issues that have surfaced recently are very relevant to everyone who makes use of mobile computing.
But think of it in terms of the population of the US which is just over 300 million, or five times the total number of people in the UK, and you get a better sense of how insanely popular these funky, snazzy smart phones are.
Is this the shape of things to come for Android mobile devices? A huge mobile botnet that is sending information to hackers in China has been detected.
Apparently, it’s one of the largest botnet-based attacks on a mobile platform ever picked up and it’s been used to date in over 60 spyware campaigns.
Perhaps it won’t come as a great surprise but large numbers of mobile apps in the Apple and Google stores have been hacked, with financial apps being a particular target. According to recent research we’re talking ‘significant numbers’.
Apple’s got a new version of its OS X for Macbook laptops and desktops, and even though some techies are referring to it as an ‘evolutionary’ upgrade, we’ve got some fun tricks for you to try.