VeriSign filed reports to the SEC yesterday which included information about the company getting hacked several times in 2010 where the hackers were able to get information about several large companies.
VeriSign is the company that is responsible for sending all traffic to the right places for .com and .net web addresses.
Many people are concerned about the fact that it took over a year to report these breaches and that they were not immediately reported to the affected companies.
Fortunately the DNS servers were not breached, which could have resulted in significantly more data being stolen.
Does this situation make you fearful in regards to internet security? Do you feel helpless? What do you believe companies like VeriSign need to be doing in order to protect against future security problems and weaknesses?
Privacy & Phones Scare Facebook
Since Facebook recently filed for their IPO – a lot of reports and paperwork have gone public about the company.
In high interest, is what high level Facebook management fears about the future of the company.
Some were not surprising at all – such as how to balance privacy with ease of use for the users.
Some concerns were not as well known such as the fear that if users stop using PCs (or MACs) as their primary internet browsing and switch to phones and tablets it will be harder to profit from the advertising.
There is no shortage of information on this company being released in the last few days and more details can be found here.
Can you “get rich quick” from building mobile apps?
A new instructional report was released from Mashable which shows some concerns new app designers have going forward.
With the explosion of new apps for the apple or android devices, a huge new industry has been built but it is not the get rich quick scheme many hoped it would be.