Weekly Security Roundup #29: Alan Turing invented software
Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.
This week we found out the Alan Turing invented not the first computer, as the movie suggests, but the first software program. And this is important for the cyber-world community. And we also found an article on Apple mobile devices that indicates there will be a growing connectivity between men and their devices.
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Security articles of the week
Cyber-crimes have been acknowledged and top executives are responsible for any security breach that may affect their companies. With a growing demand for security, we also have an increasing level of confusion.
You don’t become a cyber-criminal all of a sudden. Even more, apparently there is an evolution in crime too. Today’s hackers used to get involved in less technical crimes somewhere in their past. Weapons change, people remain the same.
When there is an important threat, like cyber-crime, that affects large companies, there is also a need for cybersecurity experts to fight it. And where do you find them? You simply build summer camps for children and train them in cyber-crime defense.
How do you make sure you computer is free of a virus? You wipe out the disk, right? It seems hackers took this approach and use it in Rombertik, a virus that wipes out the disk in order to evade detection.
The movie got it wrong on Alan Turing’s life, but the most important aspects are not related to his sexual life, but to the fact that Alan Turing created the first “software” program, which actually broke the Germans’ enigma. And this brings us today to software applications and malicious programs. Cool!
You can never have enough freedom. Where privacy ends and security begins? Should NSA have more powers or less? The debate continues.
Another useful article from Eugene Kaspersky that brings light into how security companies collaborate with law enforcement agencies. It’s not just about reporting the crime, but providing training and resources for police members.
There is no point in securing the network, if we don’t manage to protect the useful information. So, make sure you know where your important data is, who manages it and who protects it.
The new step in technology is about to come and it involves an even greater level of connectivity between us and our devices. The future iPhones will be able to collect our DNA sample for medical purposes. That is real connectivity.
Is it just about the money? Or maybe there is more to the bitcoin currency and we don’t see it yet? As a new technology buzzword, most people don’t know what’s all about, but soon things might change, as new evolution steps improve the average users’ access.
We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?
This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in May 2015.