The future of cybercrime

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With every technological advance comes more evolved cybercrime and new hacking systems which could potentially cause problems. What does the future of cybercrime look like?

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As our cyber lives become more and more intertwined, for example linking all our Social Media together, leaving us open for any Tom, Dick or Harry to know your personal details, if you’re not very careful. Mark James, ESET IT Security Specialist, enlightens us on the future of cybercrime.

“One of my biggest concerns is the need to have everything connected and automated, and the need to have every aspect of our lives replicated into the digital landscape for all to see.

“We like to think our privacy settings will protect us, and often blindly trust those tick boxes talking about who can see our stuff, but we have no real control over who can or cannot access our private data.

“Of course the front facing companies that invest millions into protecting our private lives do a good job, but there are so many “bad guys (or gals)” out there. They try to snoop, steal and/or sell the booty from insecure or out-of-date servers, that we have to stand back and take a good long look at what privacy really means these days.

“Automation is a big factor in our everyday lives, with the likes of Virtual Reality in its early stages, very powerful drones and self-driving cars rapidly becoming attainable for Joe public we need to take a very close look at what could go wrong.

“I don’t want to become a naysayer or spreader of negativity, but even in its infancy we are already seeing far too many instances of this technology being used for foul means. We have to factor security in at root level and build it up, not try to add it later when something bad happens in order for the least damage to be caused.”


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