Sunday, March 1, 2015

Top 5 Infosec links of the week (LXV)

We're all apprentices. We come into this life to learn and we retain to death a strong impulse, we call curiosity, towards unknown things. The new territory called cyberspace provides us with explorations for a few generations, possibly until mankind would be mental and technically ready to bring its curiosity to space (with no cyber this time). Meanwhile, vital eagerness to learn directs our attention to all kinds of manuals, guides and how-to related to Internet. Our most read links show that way.


On this week, only a story that's not a guide has strongly draw the attention of our readers: a 14-year-old boy, armed with electronic equipment worth $15 and a mobile phone, was easily able to unlock the doors and remote-start the engine of an intelligent car. Also, he made the car play music from his mobile phone and flashed the headlights to the beat. The boy was in a competition to demonstrate the in-security of this type of car.


As for guides and manuals, our audience has enjoyed especially "Guidelines for spies on electronic wiretapping and surveillance devices", just released by Great Britain government, the only one in the world who has dared to circulate this kind of information.

Readers have also liked an article by our analyst Pablo F. Iglesias on basic social engineering principles, a big computer security threat that remains for years. Another most read text has been Chema Alonso's tips to prevent identity theft.


Finally, we're detecting a high interest in critical infrastructures security, actually a computer security trending topic. Our readers have enjoyed "Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security", published by United States Comerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

It's all for this week. We hope for the next not to stop learning new things and share them in good company.

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