Friday, April 11, 2014

Hacked life / checked life

Can you imagine a NSA agent stuck to the phone every time someone enters a suspicious term on Google? Well, that is the picture drawn by CollegeHumor, author of the parody video “If Google was a boy”The second part of the story was released a roughly month ago.

This parody gives us an idea on how Information Security is increasingly becoming part of our daily life:everything is connected, everything is susceptible of being hacked, monitored, controlled… more or less illegitimately, sometimes by those we would least suspect. That’s not our call, of course, but Ars Technica’s one. This specialized blog has reported a series of logins on the already most famous security breach of the year, Heartbleed, which could be attributed to intelligence agencies, while the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls for further research to clarify how far this charge is true.

Attempts to control our digital lives seems endless. In Mexico it has raised a suspicion about the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, it is thought that legislative changes for telecom operators could be covering an espionage operation on massive scale.
With this sequence of “search and destroy” operations, it is not surprising that more and more companiesinsist on the need to change passwords permanently. Every 15 days, for instance. Whether you do it or not, at least there are a number of sites where it is highly recommended that you change your password due to the Heartbleed vulnerability. If you want to know which ones, on Mashable you can find them.
Like it or not, Heartbleed has been the topic of the week. Mobile applications are not free of risk either because such flaw, as warned by TrendMicro. Maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to reset all our devices. In any case, if you want to be fully aware of what happened, it is imperative that you take a look at one of the latest posts on Darknet: SSL Vulnerability Heartbleed, all you need to know.
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