Android fans love the flexibility they get with this smartphone platform. And there are so many apps on Android that there’s no reason not to love it. However, while you install entertainment apps and games on your phone, make sure you don’t ignore your safety and security.
A cyber-attack can happen to anyone, including you. We are sometimes ignorant and disregard this problem as something that is highly unlikely to happen. As a matter of fact, over the years these online attacks largely increased and they are not targeting companies or organizations only, but individuals as well. That means you could be a potential target.
Did you know that the first smartphone was invented 15 years before the iPhone? It was a phone called Simon Personal Communicator, which was the first one of its kind to melt together the functions of both a cell phone and a PDA. Simon was ahead of its time, but looking back at 1992, when this gadget was created, you can understand just how far technology has come over the last two and a half decades. Nowadays, we can’t live without our cell phones. We use them to connect with people, to purchase items, and to store important information.
Malicious software has been around for as long as the internet has existed. From all sorts of viruses to malware and spyware, each of them destructive and dangerous in their own way. In the past, spyware wasn’t particularly something internet users were afraid of. However, in the last few years this technology has resurfaced, and now represents a grave concern for online security.
Did you know that a website can tell whether or not you are using a VPN depending on your IP address? Agencies and third parties can ask for the IP addresses run by a VPN provider and detect you. Alternatively, they can infer through Whois/DNS contact information or investigate how software patches are propagated from popular VPN providers to various servers.