This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.
The web is one of the most common vectors for user-targeting cyber threats. So let’s examine some of them, and then consider some ways to deal with them.
Card skimmers are a common means of stealing credit card and debit card data from consumers through ATMs and point-of-sale devices. They usually manifest as a physical device that’s placed on top of a legitimate card reader. Retailers and banks are often unaware when a threat actor puts a card skimmer on one of their machines.
It’s Russian ransom note demanded about $250 in cryptocurrency for a user to recover their files. But these days, ransomware is more likely to target enterprise and institutional computers, demand greater ransoms, and even steal data from victims-- an attack on confidentiality, not just availability.
What can users do?
So that’s something users can do. But what about developers?