Cyberspace has become all pervasive. Every facet of a modern life has elements of cyberspace embedded in it. Therefore securing the cyberspace has become a necessity, which can no more be wished away. This space collate the news and views affecting the security of our cyberspace.
Searching online for a good bargain to snatch an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S2? A good number of Internet users regularly visit online retailers to find out prices, features and discounts. Surveys have shown that e-commerce in India has picked up even in rural areas. Convenience, ease and great deals on offer have resulted in a spurt in online shopping. This is good news for retailers.
Unfortunately, it's good news for hackers too. As online shopping becomes the most preferred method for purchasing items, online shoppers will also become the most preferred cybercriminal targets. Hackers have already devised many tricks to lure online shoppers into the game.
It all starts the moment you enter key search phrases like “cheap deals for smartphones” or “best mobile phone deals”. The same goes for cheap holiday packages. Online security solutions firms say that if you have clicked on certain links and answered a few queries online, you probably might have given out details of your credit card or online banking PINs.