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Alex de Joode, security officer at global hosting provider LeaseWeb, explains why web designers should always be security conscious to combat internet threats Evidence is everywhere that the number of cybercriminals remains a serious issue, and internet ‘bad actors’ are making a substantial living from their illegal activities. While it's true that many cyber criminals are focusing their efforts on individuals, other more dangerous gangs have set their sights much higher. These cybercriminals are targeting high-value businesses to steal closely-guarded intellectual property, log-in details, financial data and other sensitive information that resides within the confines of the ‘secure’ corporate network or web applications. Every day, increasingly sophisticated variants of Trojans and malware emerge, craftily constructed to evade the security measures put in place by banks, online stores and pay platforms. The most common target for such attacks is Windows, because it offers the greatest number of users of most online services (banks, shops, payment platforms and so on). Nevertheless, Apple-based systems are becoming more attractive as the company’s market share grows, thanks to the launch of devices such as the iPad and iPhone. The growth of mobile devices such as these can only add to the business world’s security headaches. Political hackers There has ...
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