The Silk Road: The Rise and Fall of the World's Largest Online Black Market
tmoore35at June 19,2017 A good Public Service Announcement highlighting the need for vigilance. People are often the weakest link in a security chain. A well designed app, properly worded email, and you are in. Always check permissions when downloading a new app. Ask yourself, "Why would this Tetris-like game need access to my microphone or photo gallery"? And, "Should I be playing a game that tracks my every move"?
jstanfo2at June 19,2017 The Smartphone is not so smart after all. It is a powerful computer and highly flexible. But that flexibility also allowed software that is harmful to the owner. The phone is not smart enough to know that the code that is just loaded is designed to be self-serving to the hacker. The Smartphone needs security codes that can review the code downloaded in a protected area and notify the user what the app is truly designed to accomplish. The way the Smartphone will become more intelligent and a far better communication device to its owner.
rparateat June 22,2017 In today's world mobile is everything what informed in this video and people think that everything is safe in there,but it has uglier side as well.This is really alarming,people
don't think that much when downloading any app or granting any permission.I read a news about an kids app where it ask kid to ON it's camera and click their images and download it on app,which ultimately be used in cyber crimes.People should be more careful about what are the sharing publicly,as there is always someone in lookout for new victim.
Athaokloat June 30,2017 As the mobile phone is ubiquitous, standing by people anywhere anytime, a lot of cyber criminals use it as a mean to do anything malicious. I realize that the first step most cyber criminals use is the social engineering. As demonstrated in the video, the cyber criminal sent victims phishing messages before executing other processes. I notice everyday , when I use some apps in my iPhone, there are solicited ads that want me to download additional applications or games. I have never been interested them because I think some of them might be phishing ads that direct my phone to get malicious code installed in the phone.
Thelyat July 03,2017 Mobile phones are used a lot today, as almost everyone uses one as a normal part of their daily lives. Apps are a common thing people download onto them, lots are downloaded everyday. It can be really easy to accidentally download a bad app, go to a bad website, and such, then have malware downloaded onto your device. The worst part is it might be harder to figure out whether your device has been hacked or not, compared to a computer with antivirus software. Mobile phones also have access to pictures, access to the camera and person using it, the person's location, audio, and more. It can be a lot more dangerous if a person had their mobile device hacked, as it can be used to track and steal many things. Maybe if there was someway to watch and track what apps people want to put onto the app store, so if someone tried to put a bad app up, the store could just reject it or something.