Online banking transactions through an Android-operated tablet is safer than a PC or laptop, advised
Hypponen, who is best known in the industry as the man who led a team that tracked down the authors of the first PC virus, was the keynote speaker on the third day and spoke on the topic "The real world isn't like the online world".
He explained that the probability of infection of a PC or laptop is higher through the simple browsing of the Web. "On the other hand, smartphones and tablets only get infected by downloading 'trojanised' apps," he added.
In identifying some of the well-known malwares and viruses used by criminals such as Gameover Zeus — a banking trojan cryptolocker —
He stressed that backups are the most important thing. "You also have to make sure that your systems are always up-to-date, and that you have a dependable security software and firewall."
As far as corporates and businesses are concerned, Hypponen explained that theft from corporate accounts cannot be detected immediately. Thus, he strongly recommended that "computers used to move money around must not be the same in doing something else." Hypponen was referring to browsing the web or conducting social media activities.
Another important topic — "How much security is enough to identify system weaknesses?" — addressed by
The second edition of the Gisec focused on tackling the most sophisticated cyber threats in 2014, including threat intelligence and analytics, malicious insider attacks, cloud security, and mobile security among others.
Among the key sponsors of the exhibition are BT as strategic sponsor; GBM as diamond sponsor;
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