Sunday, August 10, 2014

Top 5 Infosec links of the week (XXXVII)

"Chinese Hacked Hotels, cybercrime industry, the danger of mobile, connected households and poor security IT systems in medical institutions". The five top post this week, directly in the Sunday compilation.


What if we meet in the same hotel a security expert and rooms with home automation services whose requests travel the same WIFI network for navigating clients? Secured party, as we demonstrated Jesus Molina in BlackHat this year. Full access to requests from other customers, and may cancel or even supplant.

1200 million usernames and passwords as well as 500 million emails, is the latest spoil of cybercriminals. To obtain it, numerous techniques, in what is beginning to be defined as an organized crime, under strong pyramidal architecture, and threatening the future of the digital identity of all Internet users.

Attacks and techniques that have evolved over time, and now have the focus on smartphones. The generation of smartphone botnets to data theft and DDoS attacks, the malware present in current markets and industry / government spying testify to this.

Not to forget all that new generation of Internet-connected devices. From appliances that fail nor the minimum computer security controls, to classic networked printers with open to the outside, in a scenario in which even the antivirus vulnerabilities may be focus of attacks.

Of all the sectors exposed to information leaks, one of the greatest concern is definitely the health. The Norse agency presented this week a study aimed at hospitals and health centers where shows how easy it would be for an attacker to crash the net and get medical reports, modify or delete. Simply chilling.

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

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