Sunday, April 19, 2015

Top 5 infosec links of the week (LXX)

It's been the most read story of the week with a huge difference and one of the most followed news of our history: Monday we recommended reading how some hacktivists imagined an original response to an unfortunate law. The law, passed by the Spanish government, prohibits people demonstrate outside sites like Congress. The imaginative response: organize a demonstration of holograms.

This law, called "Gag Law", is being investigated by European Union because could step on some civil rights. Hacktivists authors of this action would be of European origin and not Spanish. But let's now the second most read story: an important bug that affects all Windows versions, including 10th. The flaw allows to steal credentials and Microsoft knew for years but did not matter. In fact, it's still not patched.

We continue with other informations that have interested our readers, who will always stand out for their judgment: first, what personal information is being sold in the underworld of Internet and what data's most wanted. Moreover, small and medium enterprises are the sites where much of this data is stolen, because they are not aware about computer security and therefore are very vulnerable to attacks.

Other information that has aroused the curiosity of our readers, and ours, is written by analyst Pablo F. Iglesias and introduces a new element into the world of advanced attacks, called Advanced Persistent Threads (APTs). Iglesias talks about AVTs: Advanced Volatile Threads: unlike previous, they do not stay on year missions within a system to spy, but come and go ... running!

Funny word that of computer security, it never leaves us boring. We wish our audience a quiet Sunday, to address more news next week.


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