A huge number of new viruses appear every year in the world, some of which cause notable harm not only to ordinary people, but also to large firms. About 90 million new viruses were created in the world in 2017, and about 300,000 are created daily.
Cybercrimes cover a broad spectrum, from email scams to downloading copyrighted works for distribution, and are fueled by a desire to profit from another person’s intellectual property or private information.
Nowadays, the basic exchange of information is carried out through Instant Messengers by using social networks. Some social networks have their own mobile apps which functionality can be compared with that of IM Messengers.
Mankind is trying to improve everyday objects in order to facilitate our life. Attacks on consumer smart devices can allow an attacker to gain constant access to the victim’s network. This type of attack can be prevented by disabling – or more effectively – removing the JTAG ports completely from production devices, thereby minimising its attack surface.