On 1st February 2012, Drazen Drazic comments on the Vulnerabilities of Video Conference Systems, which researchers have found can potentially leave companies open to cyber espionage.
Below if a brief excerpt from the article published in the Sydney Morning Herald;
A recent report in the New York Times highlighted the vulnerabilities of video conference systems when US firm Rapid7 searched for IP addresses and called them. In less than two hours, it discovered 5000 vulnerable conference rooms. The firm was able to gain control of a dozen cameras and see into boardrooms and beyond, but it stopped short of hacking into video and audio transmissions.
Drazic says “security issues in video-conferencing are nothing new. Indeed, Kiwicon, New Zealand’s hacker conference, talked about this issue in 2008. Anything connected to the internet, including video-conferencing systems, is potentially susceptible to these kinds of security issues.”
To read more: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/videoconferencings-spy-in-the-room-20120131-1qqg8.html#ixzz1lZsnYQXX
When it comes to online finance, one of the largest issues faced by businesses involved in this area is the need to keep up with consumer trends.
Perhaps the most widely publicised of these is the increase in uptake of mobile devices – particularly smartphones and tablets – that seems to be changing the way that customers and clients are interacting with their preferred brands.
In particular, having sections of a site designed especially for these handheld technologies is a big plus – allowing members of the public to interact with the firm through their preferred mode of communication.
The natural extension of this activity is to somehow monetise these offerings – a step that usually requires PCI compliance.
While some firms are able to generate substantial revenue through advertising and referrals, the majority rely more on traditional commercial interactions such as online purchases.
Ensuring that the framework used to handle these digital payments is top of the line not only protects a firm from potential malicious activities, it also serves to provide customers with added confidence that their details and funds are in safe hands.
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