Sunday, August 24, 2014

Top 5 Infosec links of the week (XL)

"Senior security with no technical profiles, banking phishing campaigns, HTTP Shaming, IoT and routers vulnerable pro-privacy". The five top post this week, directly in the Sunday compilation.

Michael Daniel, security coordinator for the White House enters our top of the week with some unfortunate words ("I am proud of my ignorance") to reopen the discussion on whether senior managers should or should not have a technical background.

The data security is one of the hot spots of the digital ecosystem where our society is seated. Sometimes attacks exploit user trust. The phishing which gets old, back in the news with a new campaign, this time to customers of HSBC. This uses the email relieved that redirects to the fraudulent site where the user must put their data Are you still working?

Other times, is the developer himself who opens the door wide for cybercriminals. From page HTTP Shaming try to put all those websites that ask for personal data without having implemented a secure protocol HTTPs.

The problem may come including his own system of communication between devices, as recently demonstrated by the BBC with an experiment multiple vulnerabilities of systems internet of things that begin to conquer our homes.

Therefore, it does not hurt to consider buying Portal, a portable router that handles encrypt all communication through it using TOR. A tool to ensure that our data is sent to "safe".

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


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