At the age of 40 now, I somethings think back to how I truly did grow up with the coming of age for modern Technology. I was around when we were taught BASIC in school, actually had one of the original Pong games and have seen all that early goodness grow into what it is today…a tangled mess of Security breaches and dangerous times. Well that is a pretty dark view of Tech today and while it is not all doom and gloom there are some real issues that are happening out there. This week’s Info-graphic looks at “Computer Invaders” and is a Mashable find and built by F-Secure. Virus Attacks, Trojans and Worms still exist and while it has been a very long time since I have had my system affected…millions are not so lucky!
Data Breaches and Sony seem to be a fairly consistent theme. Remember back to 2011 when the Play Station Network suffered a breach that leaked out 77 million records…well if you hadn’t heard, it happened again for the media giant…and this time…it is likely to cost a lot more than the $177 million that the last one did. The real question that must be asked is who’s fault is it? Well the first line of defense against a data breach is each and every one of Sony’s 141,000 employees…and every company out there should take a lesson from the acts, actions and inactions that lead to the leaking of this information. While I have not personally seen any of the leaked files, the reports that I have seen list one of the main culprits in the breach as being the inclusion of plain text “password files” that had all the information the hackers needed right there in plain sight. Access codes and a road map to the deepest darkest levels of the Sony “Digital Empire”. Sure, some of this was … Read more