It's been around 5 days since my last post, eh? Time flies when you're having an issue.I got no idea to go for a specific topic, so I'm gonna go general on privacy and security. Here's a few of the issues:
- Ever used Java? Just to be sure, this is the definition on Java (Here). Some sites, games etc. need Java to run successfully. But, security experts recently gave a warning for people not to run Java in their web browsers, or simply uninstall or disable it. Why? Two critical vulnerabilities have been detected in Java 7 update 10. Even though Oracle released update 11 earlier this week, worse happened. There's a brand new bug ready, with unknown capability.
- Internet users kept increasing by day, seriously. For an example, take Malaysia. Around the year 2000, there are an estimated 3,700,000 Internet users in the country itself. Skip a few years to 30th June 2012, the numbers escalated to 17,723,000 users. Why did I mention this? Give it some thought, you wanted to surf the Net in private. Some, if not all of you use the functions in your browsers. Examples include "Private Browsing" for Firefox, "Incognito" for Google Chrome, "InPrivate Browsing" for IE and so on. What these did is just preventing the browser from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Weakness? It's not absolute, meaning you might be protected from peoples close by, but not from "watchers" on the Net. "Watchers" as in advertisements, your ISP provider etc. Simply put, you're being watched.
I'm gonna cut things short for this one. Let me know if there's any mistakes, suggestions, or you need this topic elaborated further. I'll try to explain in the best way possible, although I'm pretty bad elaborating. Well, I'm out. Later.