Cisco Alerting Android and Java Users in India on Security Breaches
In India there is huge problem when it comes to online security, according to the annual report of Cisco. It is distressing to find out that regardless of the efforts made and of the advancement in technology, security breaches and hostile incidents have multiplied. 14% increase is not at all insignificant, when we compare 2013 with the previous year in terms of online threats as a whole.
Another fact that causes great concern is the lack of specialized professionals in the field of online security throughout India. If you consider the verified compromise of the Indian government’s websites that has occurred no less than 1,000 times within the past three years, you can see how important such a lack of experts actually is. Diwakar Dayal from Cisco has estimated this shortage in true experts of the field to about four million.
With such fertile ground, online hackers and other threats continue growing and are now becoming more powerful than ever. They aim at spreading viruses and other malware attacks via web hosting centres and other crucial intrusions. In mobile devices now, it is remarkable and worth mentioning that the vast majority of such threats come from Androids and Java users. Since Android is an open platform, it is much easier to penetrate than other OS.
Until the people responsible manage to deal with all the threats properly, the best thing that we can do is to look after our own personal security while surfing the web. Especially when using mobile devices and they operate on Android (as well as any other OS, let’s not kid ourselves), it is imperative to make use of VPN. Nothing can protect our anonymity as effectively as such a shield, till now!