India is developing in leaps and bounds and it gives me immense pleasure to say that India is the second largest originator of spams worldwide…..Just imagine this to be the opening lines of our communications and information technology minister. Wouldn’t that be scary?
But whether one likes it or not, according to a study 10.98 percent of spams are being sent from Indian IP addresses.
We are all aware that spams are not just junk emails but target millions of individuals at a go with direct messages. Most of us either delete them or if they are not filtered we fall prey to such mails and invite heuristic and unwanted trouble which infect our systems.
It seems scientists at Tel Aviv University, Israel, have developed a new security system for the internet using laser. It is a bit strange, but definitely not weird because it will make hackers’ lives difficult. It seems this laser system would have a key code which can be unlocked only by the sender and reciever. This is definitely an interesting innovation and I am sure people will look forward to using it.
While the world is swept off by Web 2.0 and people are hooking on to all the possible social networking sites, we have no clue about hackers and the malicious scams they craft. To sight a simple example of how we don’t even realize that we are being targeted and are victims of the scams. I am sure most of us use our credit or debit cards to shop. While our cards are swiped in the machine, there is a thin layer created by the hackers and with every swipe may be 1 or 2 rupee extra is swiped which does not reflect on the bill, but is deducted from the account. For 1 lakh people the amount is miniscule, but for a hacker it is an easy means of making 1 lakh in one day.
Well this is just one instance where we are the victims and we would not even remotely thing about it.
Like it is very rightly said, with every new technology there is a price to pay, it comes at a cost!