Sunday, November 16, 2014

Top 5 Infosec links of the week (LII)

What is Net neutrality? According to Wikipedia, "freedom of restrictions on the kinds of equipment that can be used on the Internet and modes of communication allowed, without restricting the content, sites and platforms and where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication". Most read news of this week is about Net neutrality: President of the United States’, Barack Obama, position about it.

Obama’s position was not so clear in the past, since it’s a lot of years that large companies that provide accessibility and services on the Internet face this issue: breaking neutrality means that the highest bidder will see its traffic prioritized against other, something that Obama is against, as he said to the US Federal Communications Commission.

We suspect that we have good experts among our readers because the second most-watched news this week is about advanced security: the launch of the INCIBE’s Guide taking evidence in Windows. A forensic analysis manual, step by step. And the third in rank: OnionDuke, an attack strategy for the Tor network using a fraudulent Russian node, so that whoever passes through this node will see its computer compromised.

Another threat that has come to the attention of our readers has been ComRAT, a spyware possibly created by intelligence agencies. If it gets into a network, it allows the attacker to install Trojans, spy traffic, copy documents, etc. One of its uses can be industrial espionage, increasingly frequent. An initiative by BlackBerry and Samsung manufacturers wants to fight it securing  Android devices. The problem they want to tackle is the misuse of confidential information by employees, due to democratization of the cloud and BYOD (“bring your own device") to the office.

But today is Sunday and most offices are closed. The coming week will certainly bring other equally exciting news.


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