By now, most of the internet users have heard about the term ‘hacking’ and they are even worried about the different security threats and identity vulnerabilities that they come across while using internet for financial transactions.
With latest trends in the internet technology, several hackers are transferring malicious code into the computer severs of various popular online shopping websites, there by grabbing the personal details and banking information of visitors who reach the shopping sites to purchase products.
The cardholder data was primary target for most of the hackers in the year 2011 and 2012. Nearly 12.6 million internet users have fallen victim for the identity theft attacks and in 2012, the loss incurred due to identity theft attack was approximately $21 billion.
Hackers often employ different methods to steal the information of a user, from which few commonly used hacking methods are remote access, SQL injection, remote code execution, remote file inclusion, user interaction, authorization flaw and physical theft.
An ethical or a non ethical hacker will craft their own hotspot and misguide the internet users accessing Wi-Fi at popular coffee shops and airports. A survey report shows that nearly 89% of the all the Wi-Fi spots at public places are unsecured, so never access your personal mail or any sensitive applications while being at public place.
To avoid yourself from falling prey for a hacker, it is advised to set strong and different passwords for your personal and official account. Always share your personal information on the websites that use a secure connection.