Sometimes it's unfortunate that technical terms, often with technological input, are emptied of meaning by inappropriate marketing uses. It has been some time since I gave up fighting the misuse of the term "innovation" and now deplore the overuse of artificial intelligence.
Last year, we witnessed more mobile attacks and data breaches than ever before.
Ransomwares (like WannaCry, NotPetya…) have often made the headlines as their attacks increased by 300% in the first quarter of 2017 (Panda Lab), and globally, the volume of unknown malwares has quadrupled year-over-year (Mobile App Threat Review Q1 2017).
Computer Science has no limit. This strong conviction has always been the reason for my attraction to it. But why is there no limit? Because like any other science by definition, it has no ending. Computer Science also brings into reality results of applied researches, themselves supported by fundamental researches.
Like everyone, I couldn’t miss the breaking news about the recent major cyber-attack which particularly affected several large companies such as Renault. It’s following other reported cyber-attacks during the French presidential election, which are also following on those noticed during the US election, which are also following on those that hit Yahoo, Sony, TV5 world, …
Let’s remember: when laptops appeared end of last century, companies immediately understood the benefits they could make from mobility. Thus, they massively got equipped with those new devices. Then, naturally, the problematic of the remote management was asked. Consequently, sometime later (and probably after some incidents…), the security of those devices was asked.