Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Millionaire uppercut

"Boxing is about respect: getting it for yourself, and taking it away from the other guy". No, we did not get up pugilistic. This is not about donning anti-malware gloves (or not only), but of millions. Because the quote is from film 'Million Dollar Baby'. And we talk about millions today.

First of all, millions of users (more than a billion in fact), of world-wide par excellence social network: Facebook. With so many citizens of Zuck's city, it is conceivable that more than one, than two, even than three people, are here with evil intentions. E.g., to hack somebody's Facebook, like a friend, your couple, your fathers or your boss... you know, it is good fishing in troubled waters. So if anyone send you a trick to hack somebody's Facebook, please DO NOT do it!!! If you do, you will be the hacked one. Give notice to the one who sent it to you, tell him the pity that his Facebook is really broken. And by the way complain him for sinning of grid so naively.

Million people online. Speaking, reading and consuming. 375 million customer records have been violated in 559 leaks or information breaches in the first six months of the year, according to the latest report by Safenet, mentioned by Net Security. If you think 375 million is not much, note this fact: in the second quarter were stolen 175 million records, equivalent to almost two million a day, or 81,000 per hour, or if you prefer 1,355 every second. What? Does it seem more now?

More and more: Android devices scattered all around the planet. Millions of Android are affected by a critical vulnerability that allows malicious applications to impersonate as legitimate ones, and outwit identity systems and digital certificates to sneak into the device of your victim. As always, please be very careful with what you install, that "good, nice and cheap" does not exist in real life.

You can also assume that the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration there are millions of data, right? And who says millions of data should also say IT security. However, an audit of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Commerce has revealed the opposite: very lax security policies and critical controls not implemented. And that, security critical controls, is what you will find on a lengthy post by Senior Manager Corporate Communications of Tripwire, Cindy Valladares. In it, she remembers that by implementing just 20 critical security controls, anyone may prevent up to 80% of known attacks.

More million: the millions of machines and users who knowingly or not, are connected and working through the Linux operating system. Yes, the famous Linux "Malware FREE". And so it seems, till the Spanish researcher Lorenzo Martinez deconstructs this peaceful "comfort zone", step by step, in a post on Security By Default, "No malware in Linux? Well, here you have got a sample!".

They are millions of tweets, posts on Facebook and Google+, and blogs that are online. Some of them, in this sea of millions, are signed from this center. If you want to follow us and talk to us, you have the links on the sidebar. We are delighted millions of times, to be in touch.


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