Monday, February 13, 2012

Hacking attacks and the future...

In the past six months or so there have been an increasing number of organizations and websites that have gotten hacked.  The most recent being Microsoft, who according to reports, did not have the passwords of the users encrypted.  If major corporations are getting hacked, what hope is there for the rest of us?  The frequency of these attacks seem to be getting shorter and shorter.  Not to be cliche` but if you have ever seen the last Die Hard movie, there seems to be a lot of parallels.  What if all these attacks are leading up to something bigger?  How can we protect ourselves?  Most major technology sector companies have released some form of a cloud storage system.  Does this not seem like a really bad place to keep ALL of our sensitive data.  The Macbook Air is an amazing step in computing technology, but where does all of you data get stored?  In most cases, the answer is "In the cloud".  Are the days of large hard drives, and locally stored data behind us?  If this is the path that will take us into the future, What are companies like Apple and Microsoft doing to stay a step ahead of the penetration attacks?  Leave your thoughts below.  Until Next time, keep it real!!

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