Thursday, September 3, 2015

The digital identification challenges

How though is it to indentify somebody digitally! Even the 3.0 ID requires certain specific steps in order to be useful. Digital identity is a wealthy good, for cyber attackers, who develop more and more elaborated strategies in order to confuse their identity, and for users, who are forced to decide between usability and security in all of their devices. Do you have any idea to solve (or at least democratize) this situation? If so, keep reading that this will probably be of interest to you.

Is it possible to remotely identify someone through the NFC chip installed in his 3.0 ID?
In theory it is possible, but for it to be done we need to know the CAN (the six digit number associated with his ID) or to use brute strength ,what requires to be close enough, and having enough time for the process to finish.

It seems useless up to a generic level, but what about closed places such as airplanes or trains?

DDOS attack to the British National Crime Agency

The NCA suffered an attack, supposedly commanded by Lizard Squad that left some public services, such as the website, not available during a few hours.

The attack could have been a response to the recent arrest of young men, blamed for being related with the gang in some different attacks to newspapers, schools, technological enterprises and videogames.

We talk about assumptions, as it is usual in the third environment, it is hard to relate the origin of the attacks to the identity of the attackers.

Protecting the identity of our pictures

The identity does matters. Indeed it does, that from the Kaspersky blog, they offer many tools and techniques to ensure, up to a point, that in any case no one will steal our private pictures.

The dual factor of verification is and will be the best strategy, but there are other types. Do you know them?

Do you want to undertake cibersecurity? INCIBE helps you

To end up we appeal to our readers. Surely, a brilliant idea has ever appeared in your mind, about how to protect our identity, our personal information or our systems. All of that fits in the new accelerator machine that INCIBE has created to help projects related with cybersecurity.

The program started the 1st of September, and you can expose your ideas until 15th of December. The 22nd of December, same day as the CyberCamp 2015, the 5 winners, who will receive help and advice from the agency, will be announced.

Are you up for it?


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