Friday, August 12, 2016

The (t)errors from the past


The cultural legacy of the 1980s and 1990s (at least the heritage from the people that lived in slums and defined that period) is back. Maybe is because the generation that lived that epoch is holding now the reins of the market. Other option is that we are just following a cultural cycle, accentuated by the democratization and globalization of new technologies.

We should not be surprised that old-timer bugs, we thought they had become obsolete, have returned.  One of the most significant one is the outcome of Avast. The popular free antivirus program has shown in some versions of Windows the "Blue Screen of Death" that we thought had disappeared forever. 


What about those malwares that have been there for so many years and are suddenly discovered? Project Souron (is that a name?) is the last exponent of this malware wave, allegedly financed by Government, handed on to us by past generations.

We can not forget the revival of peripheral hack, that moves me remembering playing Nintendo. So you must be very attentive and vigilant if our computer starts doing wierd things: maybe you have had you screen hacked. It is really useful when you want to spy a person or screen things the other person is not ready to see :) 

Customs and past are a pair. We all are creatures of habit and even If we are told everyday that our passwords are unsecure, and we see everyday hackers publishing data bases with millions of stolen passwords, we are still reluctant to change it into biometric data. We are so stuck in customs that we still think that Linux (u OS X) has not malware. After all, it has always been the case, isn´t it?

It is time now of Stranger Things (series), resurgence of scene indie in videogames, superheroes movies,  Pokémon Go, hipster and retro things. That means that the cultural heritage not always let us go on through and this is a problem, particularly when we cannot deal with the (t)errors from the past.

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