In the mobile age, where personal information is available via multiple points of entry, there are a number of ways for hackers to get to someone’s name, phone number, address, social security number, credit card numbers, bank account information or even their personal files.
Take your banking information, for example. Right now, if you have a checking account, hackers can get to your information through your personal computer, work laptop, smartphone, tablet, and ATM machine. That’s five different points of entry, all of which need to have secure and impenetrable software running on them. If just one of the five is a weak point, your personal information, account numbers, and the money in your savings account are at risk. As more banking processes go digital, websites and apps are expanding in complexity. Each time this occurs, security must be checked. If not, a new feature designed for convenience, like remote deposit capture or P2P payments, can possibly be an entry point for hackers.
So what can be done to ensure security?
From fingerprint authentication to retina scanning, this whitepaper will take a look at the future software security methods that aim to ensure users’ safety.