Sunday, March 2, 2014

Top 5 Infosec links of the week (XV)

Phones capable of destroying itself, malware in Spain, biometrics, anonymous smartphones and banking virus. The five top post this week by the Sunday collection.

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If something can be summarized in the week, is in the clear predominance of new products, projects and focused on safety studies have been presented at the Mobile World Congress.

Regarding the former, two clear winners. For one thing, the smartphone Boeing's Black, an Android terminal capable of remotely destroyed, and aimed primarily at political office. Furthermore, the BlackPhone, which is born of the union of GeeksPhone with SilentCircle, and comes backed by a custom Android distribution focused anonymity.

If we go to the second, we will have projects like the biometric system Samsung Galaxy S5 focused include an extra layer of security where needed: online payments.

And speaking of others, highlight the "Report of mobile security threats" of Sophos, where are proof that Spain is one of the countries most threatened by malware in these systems, multiply by 6 in the last 12 months.

We could not end without a warning: Very careful when entering online banking credentials. iBanking, a dangerous banking malware which will force us to take appropriate action (to ensure that the browser URL is legitimate, and that has its own bank certificate).

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