Android and Facebook Security is Still Weak, Keep Careful
Internet and smartphone world is a very fast growing area for some time. In the world of the Internet, social media with Facebook as a leader now suck up more than 80 percent of Internet users. That is, now, Internet user tastes have changed. Internet users now spend more time on social media to interact. They are probably still look for news or reference, but the numbers might have greatly reduced because of the reference and news can also obtain through social media.
In the field of gadgets, especially the progress of the air-smartphone OS Android has changed the competitive landscape and poking vendor that has existed previously. Nokia, Apple, and RIM has now made their OS must be willing to be exceeded by Google Android. In fact, because it too far behind, leaving the OS on their own Nokia and Microsoft join.
Progress made by Facebook and Android certainly has two sides, positive and negative. Positive for Facebook, now members are more than 600 million people. Negative, the security level up even more questionable. Android Likewise, from a variety of smartphone operating system, Android is an OS that seems most vulnerable and infiltrated by malicious programs, including the application store.
To ensure that Facebook and Android least secure, we can see a safety analysis report conducted a recent AVG for the first quarter of 2011. According to AVG, the evil campaign (Malicious campaigns) on Facebook more than tripled in the last year. For Android, AVG stated that the user experienced significant increased risk associated with the nature of Android is open source and open garden approach is applied, which allows users to install software on their smartphones so it opens the door for hackers create malicious code. In addition, the fragmentation in the Android Gadget platforms (Such as Donut, Eclair, and Gingerbread) also does not help make Android more secure.
For Facebook, AVG notes that the popularity of Facebook has a price, namely Facebook targeted for internet crimes. Because it could reach 600 million users, Facebook has become attractive targets for cyber criminals. This is related to the popularity of cyber criminals themselves, which, when successfully commit crimes in Facebook means to conquer the 600 million people. In addition, the presence of a high confidence in a friend on Facebook, for example in the case of the short URL some time ago, if a friend had clicked the URL, another friend who will believe and follow the clicked so as to make it easier cyber criminals cyber crime a success.
AVG showed 42 percent of malware detected on Facebook are from third-party applications. According to AVG, Facebook users are often tempted to follow some of the survey (Though it is a trap) which, when followed promised a chance to watch a certain video that many of them pornographic videos.
Not only that, the security at Facebook has been the subject of a very long discussion. As evidence of how weak the security of this site is currently CEO of Facebook fan page itself, Mark Zuckerberg, hackers compromised some time ago. In addition, it is also the case of the short URL, video URL that asks the user clicks to view pornographic videos Loohan Lindsay, and much more. This indicates that although it has been trying to make the site safe, cyber criminals were more intelligent and can still do the crime.
To minimize security problems on Facebook, you need to do these things.
- Always use https, because http unusual malicious programs, hackers, malware, and the like more easily infiltrate it. To change the http to https, click Account Settings, then click the Security Account and check the box provided.
- Use third-party applications as little as possible. A third-party application is a major source of attacks against Facebook account. Is careful using the application, when you are finished using a particular application, immediately removes the application from the list of applications use?
- Beware of the URL is too good to be true. Redundant words, a grandiose promises that accompany a particular URL, usually the malware or viruses that infiltrate on Facebook. Avoid clicking on a URL like this.
- Do not make the chat if it is not too pushy. If possible, use IM, do not chat in Facebook chat as well as through many malicious programs found that damage is on Facebook. Certainly, caution is the main user. If the user is not careful in using an account on Facebook, Facebook increased security efforts will be futile.
So, be careful if you browsing on Facebook or use Android to download file from internet.