The future of trust and security online

 
 

The future of trust and security online

 

 

Nowadays, technology is helping us in countless ways. Thanks to the digital advances we can work, study, follow the news, participate in forums and communities that are related to our hobbies and interests way more effectively.

 

We can save our passwords, emails, store our data, personal and business information on the Cloud and access to it from any PC or Mac, from everywhere in the world. And how much more comfortable it is not to press that 'I forgot my password' button?

 

Technology made us faster, in every aspect of our daily life.

 

 

We continuously store our most sensitive and private data online, but is it safe?

 

If you have been wondering whether to trust artificial intelligence and Cloud servers, you are not alone! 

 

While enjoying a whole new level of practicality and ease, there is a lot of concern among people that should not be taken lightly. 

 After the news that Intel was vulnerable to Meltdownand Spectreattacks, everyone found out that any Mac, PC or phone was vulnerable to attacks since 1995. Like Daniel Gruss, the security researcher who discovered the bus said: "An attacker might be able to steal any data from the system. Meltdown can read the entire physical memory of the target machine."

People's fear is then wholly understandable.

 What will happen in the future?

Although we can't predict how the governments will support security services to develop systems that are 100% safe, Elon University and Pew Research Centre asked internet experts and highly engaged 'webizens'.

The question was framed this way: "Will policy makers and technology innovators create a secure, popularly accepted, and trusted privacy-rights infrastructure by 2025 that allows for business innovation and monetization while also offering individuals choices for protecting their personal information in easy-to-use formats?" 

Some 55% of participants said that they don't believe a privacy-rights scheme will be created soon, while 45% said they think it will be built. Despite these results experts agree on many things, one of which is that 'norms are always evolving, and privacy will change in the coming years', they are just not sure when.