Malware can sit dormant on your smartphone for some time before it is activated and before you become aware of it. Researchers have found that the triggers may be as simple as music and light. Just by pulling out your phone and interacting with it in a cinema could trigger the malware into activation mode, via built-in sensors such as the microphone, camera, vibration sensor or magnetic field monitors. In other words, it’s not just your emails and internet access that makes your mobile susceptible to malware attacks.
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!
Identity theft is on the increase globally. Nothing is safe. They’re after your Facebook account, your medical identity and your financial assets. Typically, most, if not all of this information, exists in some shape or form on the World Wide Web, which means it can be hacked. You’re especially at risk if you use the same passwords, variations of the same password or personal information such as your birth date, to access this information.
Is the end of computers coming? It’s possible…We’re definitely looking at an era where more and more people are choosing tablets, e-readers, and smartphones over laptops. And experts have predicted that 60% of the market growth for this year will be in those categories.