Thursday, 21 April 2011
After today's revelations about Apple's quiet intrusion upon our privacy I'm fortunate to have a reader who informs me about current computer and mobile security issues and he has suggested I may like to post his latest findings.
Some are related to PCs rather than Macs but that's not to say Macs are less susceptible to security attacks.
The links I was sent are here, here, here, here, here and here. The last link reminds me that none of us are completely safe once we place personal details online. Only last week I had an email from Marks and Spencer which said their system had been hacked and there was a possibility my name and address had been 'stolen'. They assured me no other details had been accessed but is that the truth?
We can only do our best to protect ourselves by not buying from online sites which don't provide an authentic address and telephone number. I check these out but I think luck has played a part in it too, because if Marks and Spencer's system isn't secure - and we know many US government sites aren't secure as Wikileaks proves - it's rather like playing eternal catch-up.