Saturday, June 7, 2014

Viagra and piracy in Spain

"The advent of Big Data and cloud storage are transforming the way in which data is stored, accessed and processed, and those responsible for ICT security need security strategies focused precisely on data". Words of Brian Lowans, Gartner analyst, to address the question of how corporate security here by 2016.


Responses of the firm, not for unilateral strategies, that minimizes decision 80% of companies whose safety management of Big Data is doomed to failure in just two years. As Achilles heel, also noted the disproportionate increase points of access to company data, a too permissive policies with executives and even palpable separation of the security department with the rest of the company.

"Spain is the country of viagra and piracy", or it could be said if we look at the over 200,000 links to .es  that are advertising this kind of business. Of course, most of these pages are unfamiliar situation, having been infected by groups of cybercriminals monetize thus their misdeeds. Hidden in a web directories, which are only accessible via search engine robots or outbound links thereof positioning by Black SEO illegal enterprises.

During the week we alerted the first known ransomware for Android devices. This time, back to some recommendations to consider to minimize the probability of ending infected by any of these. Among them, only install Google Play application, not open attachments in email, use common sense with applications requesting permits or avoid the download links shared by social networks.

And we end with the results of a study that the company Avast recently made public. Passwords cybercriminals are not much safer than the average user. Conclusion we reach after analyzing almost 2000 malware tools password, and find that two-thirds were stored in plain text, and many were the name of the hacker group itself. Of all analyzed, only between 10% and 15% strong passwords are counted. Seeing is believing ...

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