The Internet was born 25 years ago it started out as a way for physicists at Stanford University and the University of Southern California to be able to pass research documents back-and-forth from one another. When the Internet was first built the two colleges sharing research trusted one another the issue of a breach was simply not an issue at all.
Today we use the Internet for banking, purchases and all sorts of things but the Internet was never designed for that. The privacy that people expect is not actually there.
Internet security is a major issue with banking and purchases being done online. Many people believe that the Internet is safe but the facts don’t support that thinking.
The Internet has hackers roaming around trying to find one way after another to steal information gain access to information sometimes just for fun but often times to steal government documents or to steal credit card numbers and identities. Identity theft is big business for criminals.
Now there’s a new threat. Internet security specialists are sending up red flags about Bash Bug. Bash Bug is the latest threat from hackers and it is allowing Internet thieves to get into your computers and smart phones and other devices through smart light bulbs, it’s a serious flaw.
Bash Bug targets computers and devices that use the Linux operating system. Internet security companies are calling Bash Bug potentially catastrophic.
There are ways to protect yourself, one of the best ways is to shut off your Bluetooth and WI-Fi when you’re not using the devices. They don’t need to be on 24 seven.
Changing passwords at least once a year is a good idea. Use longer and more complex passwords is always a good plan. The passwords on your bank and credit card accounts should be changed frequently. The public needs to be diligent about their own security, and pay attention to their bank accounts credit cards and over-all identities.