Mar 13

How to deal with password leakage and breach in the current world?

The revealing of one of the Weird’s reporter’s most precious password was hacked by complex social exploits and t soon arouse people’s attention for the possibility of breach of their password for important accounts. Passwords are confidential personal information needs people’s special attention and it equals the urgency of USB security and folder encryption for files with valuable data on USB drive disks or a computer.

In June of 2012, hackers breached 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords and revealed them on a website, which surprised the ordinary users and made people realized that some sites that they usually visit with simple password may pose their information in danger. Some people also think that some sites should take higher level of security protection for their account and data. Although people find many problems about the current password and authentication system, there is no a better one can replace it in the current platform of Internet.

It is said that Google is working on find a substitution for password may be a USB device or a piece of jewelry. Till now this is just a concept that hasn’t turned into reality, so we cannot count on this completely new technology to save us out of the trouble now. Some people with confidential information or files still use password to protect folder on their computer or secure USB drive with USB security applications, but for these protecting methods, passwords is a must.  

There is still a little hope for ordinary people to fight with hackers and other cyber- criminals on the Internet and prevent them from getting your account and password easily. That is people need to make their password stronger, for example choose both numbers and characters and a proper length for your password, or abandon specific words or names in the password will increase the security strength more or less.  

There are more things to do if you want to password protect USB drive or other important files. For all people live in the digital world, they encounter passwords in all webs and social networking sites. Hackers may aim at the weak password, but the root of the problem is people attention and minding of the password as well as the information. As long as people concentrate and care about their password they can protect their data better.

Mar 04

IT Security Problems Come from Internal Professionals

There are so many kinds of security dangers that threat the operation and protection of confidential information in a company or the enterprise. Hackers and phishers are not rare on the internet anymore and they plan attacks on website and servers all around the world. From time to time, USB security issue, leakage of personal information and other data breach from computer system of the company is worrying and drawing more attention from the public.

People who are very familiar with the inside operation and mechanism of a business is the biggest potential of data leakage and insider cracker for the whole company. Today, more and more people depend on online transaction and data exchange, which requires online account information very often for the whole business. And once these data fallen into the wrong hand, the coming consequence or loss is irrevocable.

Online privacy now is a vital concern for all people who use computer and rely on Internet to fulfill the need of data exchange. It is common that when people store some of the important files and folders on computer and usually they lock file and folder up to prevent the potential data breach and data leakage. While, this protective measure will not go for the business which contains many independent users.

The increasing number of identity theft posses more need and urgency for data protection for the data management of company. While, one thing for sure is that, the crime rate related to data protection inside the business gradually has a tendency of growing in recent years. The online world seems free and flexible, while there are also traps or even threats that hinder the integrity of people’s privacy, such as some targeted content or advertisement. For a browser, the inside plug-ins can track all activities of the user and send you ads and spam according to the account information and your surfing record.

It is reported that most of the data leakage related to personal information are come from the inside of the business or institution. Therefore, the situation is more serious for security professionals than normal attacks from online hackers and malware. In order to protect privacy and personal information from illegal breach and malicious attempt, people have to pay close attention on USB copy protection and file protection on computer or any other device.

There is no doubt that some big enterprises are gradually collecting information about their customers, in the online world, dangers and threats can be found everywhere. Most people haven’t realized the problem or they just have no choice to become the current situation for the Internet world.

Feb 27

Google Project Glass and Advertisement Industry

Recently Google displayed some of the unreleased features and functionalities of Google Glass, which is of course excites technology enthusiasts and Glassholes all around the world. As long as the concept of Google glass was put into the market, there are thousands of guesses and predictions about this product. Things in the technology world keep changing from time to time, the popularity of smart phones, tablets and also people’s choice for the mobile devices. When Google announced that they are absorbed in testing to find a way that a piece of jewelry may replace the role of password, so that people password protect folders now may find a new way out to ensure data security in the future.

When it comes to the relationship between Google glass and the advertisement field, although Google have made sure that they will nor add any advertisement on this smart glass, the advertisers still hope to gain some development for the industry with this new technology product which may changing the models of traditional advertisement.

Google released the video to the pre-order of Google glass at the price of $1,500. Only a limited set of developers and pundits have been able to try them out up to this point.  You can imagine that one day you are on the street and when you feel hungry, you can search for the nearby restaurant instantly with your glass and then pick out the one where your friend was happen to dining there. While texting to your friend you are able to search for the discount you may get in the restaurant. What a perfect scene which may only appear in the fiction movie, now with Google glass this may be not too far away.  

In fact the future for advertising on Google glass is promising and full of possibilities. Having an unexpected meal with your friend has been realized by Facebook which offers some function may reach the same function in this kind. Some personalized ads may find their way to take off if they cooperate with Google glass. With the help of this glass people may live a life which may only exist in the game world or fiction movie, though this technology is only in the beginning steps, people are confident about the realization of it.

Before the year 1992, people are hard to imagine the possibility of putting ads on the website, but now it is universal and everywhere. Data are stored ad transferred via USB drive and computer, more and more people lock pen drive to protect their information, and all of them are remote guesses in the old days and now are realities.

Google hasn’t told customers when the complete product will come into the market and the exact price. This pioneering production is definitely a key to the door of new technology and people may enjoy the miracles it brings in the near future.

Jan 22

Google May Abandon Password in the Future with Jewelry Replacing it

It is reported that an engineer from Google explained to international famous magazine Security and privacy that they think they’ve find the solution to annoying problem of forgetting or losing passwords. This engineer will explain explicitly about the reason about why they abandon the physical password, instead they choose a piece of jewelry, saying a ring for the future authentication tool.

In the modern days, as passwords becoming longer and longer and they are hard for ordinary people to memorize and faced with threats to get stolen. All of these problems have annoyed people from all around the world in using password protection or USB encryption method to secure their data and files on computer or other kind of storage devices. Google engineers write that the current security system and authentication system are insufficient to need people’s need of data security, partly due to the constant threats that exploit new bugs, what’s more, they say that simple token tools like passwords and coolies files are not secure enough anymore with the development of hacking techniques.

Google also emphasizes threats of phishing, in which hackers cheat on account owners by revealing sensitive information enter into a fake account log-in window, as one of the biggest security threats of today’s Internet data leakage and data breach.

Out of the purpose for more secure measures for information protection, Google designed a brand new system of authentication which allows users to log in a website quickly with the help of a mini USB disk. Using this method users are not required to install any software, although users may need to use browser which is required, according to Google. Comparing to folder encryption in the recent days, the registration and authentication protocols would be open and free, and this specially made USB device you can finish the authentication easily.

Of course, Google wish to find a simple plan for registration process, and it final target is to insert the security token into a ring or a smart phone at least. As long as people can keep their ring or the other carriers, they can make sure data security of their sensitive information.

It is said that Google now are testing YubiKey encryption card, which is much like a minimized USB disk. And in the future abandoning the current password is not very far away. Of course, all new technology need to experience thousands of testing before it really enter into the market and for sure it will crash the existing USB copy protection and folder protection method. Let’s just anticipate new technology will improve the authentication system and bring us more convenience in the future.