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Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.

This week we discovered a few interesting articles that prove online threats affect all spheres of life, from state politics and private companies to terrorist activities. For all these reasons, and some more, we should not neglect the cyber-criminal world and its effects on real life.

Our security blog brought this week 2 useful articles that might interest you. One deals with the software vulnerabilities patching issue and the second one, it provides a technical analysis on one of the most dangerous ransomware in the wild, CTB Locker.

Our goal is to bring you the latest security news from the digital world. And this is what we do.

These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.

Security articles of the week

1. 5 Critical Cloud Security Practices

Legal compliance is not Internet security. Failure to understand this can only lead to further confusions and lack of proper defense against online criminals’ actions and malicious software.

2. RansomWeb: Crooks Start Encrypting Websites And Demanding Thousands Of Dollars From Businesses

Are we entering into a new malicious age of RansomWeb? Lately, more and more companies and individuals faced ransomware aggressive methods of retrieving money. What is to be done? Could the whole Internet be eventually taken and released only for a ransom?

3. Security Is a Must for the Internet of Things

The future of the Internet of Things depends mostly on security and our ability to secure our household sensitive information. Should they be accessed, will we face only a minor nuisance or it could lead into a more important security event?

4. Lawmakers: Should Social Media Be Responsible for Terrorist Posts?

Can we or should we control the social media usage by terrorist organizations? Who can draw the line? As the article’s author notices, if we were in the Second World War, we wouldn’t allow our enemies post an ad in our media. So, why should we now?

5. To avoid Sony’s fate, companies play war games

They say there’s no better way to defend against a threat than by facing it and preparing for it. That’s why, playing threat games and simulating real online menaces could be the best way to understand and react against an online attack.

6. National Security Agency link to Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

Do you remember Regin, the sophisticated malware used for espionage activities? Apparently, the Kaspersky Labs discovered strong evidence and links between this software and the National Security Agency in US. What a surprise.

7. What Is Bitcoin, Exactly?

The word bitcoin is used increasingly more and more often in the online world. But, for many people it is still something difficult to grasp and understand. Let’s try to understand more about it if we are to understand the future of our money.

8. WiFi Map Pro Passwords reveals open wireless hotspots

We warned you, stay away from free Wi-Fi networks, but we are quite sure you don’t want to listen. So, if you travel or go to a new destination, use this app to discover and connect to Wi-Fi networks. And remember, use it only for browsing and fun. Don’t go running financial operations on your smartphone!

9. How important is online privacy?

Let’s find out, just how important is online privacy for us? The statistics in this article help us understand a few mechanisms that exist in everybody’s mind when talking about online behavior. Take a look.

10. 10 tips to secure your iPhone

Using a simple locking method is no longer enough in today’s threat landscape. Take advantage from this article’s recommendations and keep your smartphone safe from any security breach.

 

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 January 2015.

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