Sunday, June 15, 2014

Top 5 Infosec links of the week (XXIX)

"Attacks on digital content from the World Cup, the first computer algorithm promoted to manager of a company, Internet  as fears generator, Linux privilege escalation and horror of governments to social networks". The five top post this week, directly in the Sunday compilation.


We start the tour stating a fact: the World Cup draws a target around the digital of Brazil, which is a true test for IT departments that manage digital services in the country. From other web event, through government services and even personal pages. Nothing is safe.

Precisely this must have thought the dome of a venture capital fund in Hong Kong to name a computer system to manager. And why not kick them, because this software offers a very interesting part in making rational business decision. VITAL, which is the name of the "creature" is now entitled to holiday and diet, but close sources say they doubt making use of their privileges ... for now.

Internet, that vast field of traffic information, is increasingly feared by governments. Latest social revolts and the strategies followed by the regimes in some countries as witnessed. Censorship social platforms, attempt to specific regulation and information control are some of the movements performed.

And we end with the news a new exploit in the kernel of Linux operating systems that allow climbing privileges and take control of the system or refuse service to an attacker. An update to end vulnerability is expected.

Top five topics of the week. News Five drinking from the same source. The power of information.

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