More Vulnerabilities Are Coming
Today, most security systems employ just one layer of private-key security that is related to software only. As more and more devices become connected to the Internet of Things, the security of every network will be vulnerable to an array of outside attacks. The current solution to protect against such threats is to purchase a more secure Wi-Fi router that takes the place of security that is native to devices, such as smartphones. Or, in the case of businesses, devices that allow IT professionals to monitor incoming and outgoing data. However, since many more devices will soon be able to access the Internet as telecoms roll out 5G, the secured routers will be bogged down with a glut of devices. This glut will probably slow down service and possibly even exceed the physical limitations of the router itself.
10 Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks
A cyberattack is any type of offensive action that targets computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks or personal computer devices, using various malicious and deliberate methods to breach, steal, alter, ransom or destroy data or the information systems of other individuals or organizations. Cybercriminals continuously refine their tactics in order to steal and compromise data. And increasingly, cyberattacks are run automatically by “bots” that scan the entire network and find weak spots. As a result, all individuals, organizations and governments have points of vulnerability and will likely become unsuspecting targets. Using a botnet kit, hackers can quickly access any device. According to Chief Security Officers, the top three botnet kits are responsible for infecting over one million devices per month.