Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The two faces of technology

The technology get the best and the worst of each people and each society. As soon as we are before an advance without precedents in the history of our community, we are before the biggest atrocity. And all of this thanks to the possibilities of the technology.

The researchers Florian Grunow and Niklaus Schiess of the cybersecurity company ERNW GmbHp presented recently their discoveries in the Chaos Communication Congress of Hamburg. Their research? Know how works Red Star OS inside, the operating system of the north Korean computers. A customize Linux version used by the system to control the citizenship in an unimaginable level.

Adobe Flash now is considered a deprecated software and it still in the present of the computing. A new vulnerability, a new 0-day exploit, and million unsafe devices. Update your system before be one of the victims...

Luckily, not all is bad in this world. The technology offers too a lot of advances, and one of them is the immediacy of content. Because it seems the security always try to disturb the user's experience in our devices, Google going to try a new authentication system without password, but using our phone to prove that we are the real users.

And if this were not enough, ESET is researching in the principles of knowledge and writing, relating them with the security. What if the collective intelligence help to create a safer digital world?

Said and done. At least, theoretically, of course.

Now it's time to work and use the technology as a tool to productive (and non-destructive) purposes.


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