Hacking going everywhere, from lamp post now to car parking apps

April 27, 2017 BY original - Luke Irwin from IT Governance Ltd.

  Hacking is going everywhere,from lamp post now to parking apps.   There was an incident reported lamp-post systems hacked, now it's the parking apps. The damage includes...

Hacking activities are increasing their playing fields

 

Hacking is going everywhere,from lamp post now to parking apps.
 
There was an incident reported lamp-post systems hacked, now it's the parking apps. The damage includes Names and phone numbers that were accompanied by users’ vehicle information....it also exposed some payment card data – the last four digits of users’ debit or credit cards... 
 
Holistically, we recognize Information Technology Security refers to as computer security. It is generally information security applied to technology (most often some form of computer system). It is worthwhile to note that a computer does not necessarily mean a home desktop/laptop. A computer is any device with a processor and some memory. Such devices can range from non-networked standalone devices as simple as calculators, to networked mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
 
Beside that, we may want to look back at what had been left behind in the legacy that were untouched. They may be another high potential targets when nothing or minimal has been done to protect or secure them.
 
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