Thursday, February 4, 2016

An American functionary hack to others to steal nuclear secrets

For some time we don't have a clear case of  orchestrate case from inside. An employee of the Energy Department of the USA government infected the computers of 80 workers, opening their gates to attackers. Today also attract our attention the modus operandi of the new north American law of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), serious failures in the browser of the Comodo antivirus and a good analysis about the security of the main digital fingerprint sensors.



Charles Harvey Eccleston, of 62 years old, former employee of the Energy Department and the Unite States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been declared guilty of attack employees of Energy sending them emails with malware (spare phising) to steal nuclear secrets. Also, he tried to sell email addresses of thousands functionaries to foreign governments. Possibly he will stay in prison between 24 to 30 months and he has to pay a penalty of 95.000 dollars at most.

CISA

We stay in USA because the new lay on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). According to the Cybersecurity and Communication office secretary, the companies should share with the government information about the attacks that they received in the next way: in an employee receives a phising email, the company will should send to the government the message and the IP direction, data that these will share with other companies. IT will be created also other special organisms.

Comodo

Now we talk about the daily failure: the Comodo antivirus comes with a browser that theoretically   is better on security and privacy and, without asking, overwrite the system configuration and it install itself as "browser by default". Not content with this unethical behaviour, it has is own security configuration disabled by default.

Digital fingerprints

We finish with an interesting analysis to read calmly at the lunchtime or at the end of the day, maybe when we return to our home: Digital fingerprint sensors, How safe is it? The expert Pablo Yglesias dissect the main sensors that use digital fingerprints to authenticate and he discover their blemishes and defects.

This is our daily sum. We encourage to our readers, the weekend is almost here.


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