“Pay 5 bitcoins if you want to pick your kids in time”
Although Ransomware attacks are restricted to stealing your data from Systems, a scenario that involves real life situations and ransomware is not very far away.
Imagine this ransomware memo flashing over your smart car’s windscreen as soon as you throttle the ignition. Yes, such a day in not so far away! The rapid and ubiquitous spread of modern information has brought considerable changes in the global environment. Majorly, IoT ransomware have become a major threat. We have seen security problems and malware on smartphones, but they are typically related to user’s side loading apps from third party sources. If we see the future insights, the security problems are only going to increase. As we increasingly use IOT devices to modulate our environment and manage our wealth the more we expose ourselves to attack.
Let’s discuss some of the security threats in depth to have a better understanding how are they going to affect our lives in coming decades.
IoT—Internet of Things
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IoT is the lifeline of this data driven world. Internet of Things can connect devices embedded in various systems to the internet. When devices or objects can represent themselves digitally, they can be controlled from anywhere. The connectivity ensures that more data is captured from more number of places increasing efficiency and improving safety.
These networks churn out huge volumes of data that flow within system. When objects can both sense the environment and communicate, they become tools for understanding complexity and responding to it swiftly. The revolutionary twist in all this is that these physical information systems are now beginning to get deployed, and some of them have even started working without human intervention.
The Future of Drones
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Drones aka flying robot, formally phrased as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems is an aircraft that can be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously through software program. In spite of being relatively new technology, drones of varying types and sizes are readily available for consumer purchase.
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As we always keep our mobile device powered ON, they represent the front lines of any phishing attack. Mobile users happen to stay more vulnerable, since they are often the first to fall for such legitimate emails and take the bait. Desktop users who only check their email once a day or every other day are often warned off by news sites or security bulletins before clicking through any fishy link.
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Broken cryptography can happen when app developers use weak encryption algorithms, or strong encryption without proper implementation. Developers use various encryption algorithms that already have known vulnerabilities to speed up the process of app development, and the result is that any motivated attacker can easily crack passwords and gain access to your systems.
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In most cases, it’s not malware that you should be worried about, but rather spyware installed by spouses, coworkers or employers to keep track of whereabouts and user patterns. As technical advancements are outgrowing immensely, so increases the probability of spyware crimes being held in future.
There is more technology than ever, and thus, more ways for hackers to gain access to personal information than ever before.
So who knows what the future beholds!
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