Computer security refers to the set of measures designed to protect computer systems and networks against various threats, the consequences of which can be disastrous for an individual, a company, an organization or even a State.
The importance of computer security
Any device connected to the Internet is at risk of hacking. The individuals behind these attacks usually aim to destroy or steal confidential and important data. For theft cases, information can be sold to competitors, enemies or anyone who wants it on the Dark Web. They also allow hackers to impersonate their owner and thus take control of their bank accounts, for example.
Hackers exploit security vulnerabilities in certain software, applications or websites to reach their targets. This is the reason why it is extremely important to use reliable programs and regularly perform updates.
At Appwapp, we focus on the development of web and mobile applications, SMS and video solutions, connected objects or secure web platforms for maximum protection of users.
A little retrospective of the memorable hacks of recent weeks: big names attacked
In our time, hackers are becoming more and more numerous and are well equipped, whether from a material or intellectual point of view. So much so thatthe situation has become critical in the field of cybersecurity in recent weeks.
Hacking in the Portuguese Armed Forces
Let’s talk for example about the General Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces and the military intelligence services that were the victim of a computer hack around the beginning of September 2022. Le Figaro then mentioned “hundreds of confidential documents sent by NATO to Portugal (…) found for sale on the darkweb following a hack”.
Security flaw on the side of Google Chrome
During the same period, an anonymous researcher also reported a security bug on Google Chrome: Google evokes the identification of elements that make it seem that hackers have already taken advantage of this flaw!
The company has therefore urgently deployed chrome version 105.0.5195.102, compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac, to correct this problem and encourages all its users to update their browser as soon as possible.
Vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals at Apple
For its part, the giant Apple has recently deployed security updates due to the exploitation of a security flaw by hackers.
Here’s what Clubic shares on the subject:
“Apple has offered updates to iOS, macOS and iPadOS after discovering several vulnerabilities as well as a zero-day flaw that was exploited by cybercriminals… If you have an iPad, iPhone or Mac, do not hesitate to quickly make the update offered by the Cupertino firm. The versions that need to be installed are iPadOS 15.7, iOS 15.7, macOS Big sur 11.7 and macOS Monterey 12.6 respectively. ».
You will notice that cybercriminals are now able to attack larger prey such asthes than governments and large companies such as Apple or Google. And they are becoming more and more numerous!
For example, researchers at ESET, an antivirus publisher, have just discovered a new group of hackers called Worok. According to Futura Sciences, this group is “specialized in the theft of information and mainly targets governments and companies in Asia”.
All these unfortunate, and above all disturbing, events further confirm the importance of IT security and to offer applications, software, SMS solutions and secure websitesto your users and customers.
Nowadays, it is necessary for a developer to know the security measures in his code, whether in the back-end or front-end. Continuous training, good analysis tools and a schedule that allows you to take the time to apply everything are all ingredients to maximize the security of your software.
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