Mobile technology is all about portability, of course. But more than that, it's about the convenience and accessibility that this portability brings.
Let me tell you a story. In 2004, in the dark of night, a gang of hackers broke into Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in the City of London. With the help of a security guard who was their ‘inside man’, they crept through the dark aisles of cubicles, installing keyloggers on the PCs to record employee’s login details.
Honestly, what a disappointment. Of all the exciting things you could hope to find on the hard drive of a PC bought off eBay, rubbish old bank passwords has to be the last thing you’d want.
The computer in question was bought for £35 off the auction site, and apparently came pre-loaded with user data from the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest. Both banks have confirmed that the data is indeed genuine…
Watch out! There’s a new Trojan in town, guaranteed by its developers to constantly evade the top ten security software products.
The developers of “Limbo 2” customise each version and then sell it online for up to $1,300 a pop. Each version is unique, so it’s very difficult for anti-virus software to get a grip on it.
Once it’s out there, Limbo 2 does what any self-respecting bit of phishing software does — it steals bank details. Trouble is, this one sits on a PC and records a user logging in to a banking web site, and adds spoofed information boxes which asks users to enter more information than usual. Data is then fed back to whoever bought the software…
So after yesterday’s rubbish McAfee scare-mongering attempt to get us all to sign up for one of its products, us lot here at Tech Digest thought it might be good to take a look at a sample of genuine spam.
You never know, one of those lottery emails just might be the real deal. And what if, one fortunate evening, you find yourself in the company of a willing lady and could actually really do with some herbal Viagra and a winky that’s five times its original size?
Spam could be a life saver. And if nothing else, it’s always very entertaining…