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Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.

At the beginning of 2015, we try to slowly leave behind the Sony Pictures hack, though we are still forced to notice the state interference in the digital world, and prepare for whatever awaits us in the new year.

Our own security blog provided 5 security predictions for 2015, from our CEO, Morten Kjærsgaard.

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. Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

How do we keep online hackers away from our computers? Though it may be difficult to follow all the necessary guidelines, there are a few big security mistakes we can avoid. Read and learn about them.

2. The Interview was pirated more than 750,000 times in its first day of release

This is what a massive data breach and a giant scandal between rival states can do: a relatively normal comedy movie turned into a must see film for the Christmas. In the end, we need to ask: What was all about after all?

3. China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think

How difficult is to post online your thoughts in China? And how efficiently are the main online tools for spreading ideas and opinions blocked?
Since social media platforms are difficult to control, it is not that difficult to stay online in China these days.

4. Gmail goes dark in China as censors squeeze Google

Just when we were saying that China censorship is not that bad, we find out they stopped Google mail service and there’s nothing we can do about it. Any way, it is a subject we need to follow.

5. Cyber-Attack Maps Are a Trove of Information

Cyber-attacks visual representations have been put together in a few amazing interactive maps. Though they cannot present all the online attacks that take place, they still give us a good idea on the main actors in this game.

6. The Android Apps That Collect the Most Data on You

We install many apps on our Android devices and we give them permissions to our mobile systems. But how are they using this data and what are those apps that collect most information from our devices?

7. This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

An interesting article on what it actually means to have a complete security policy for your company. To quote the article’s author, you need to remove the laptops and mobile devices from your company and impose internal network access with two-factor authentication. But who can impose such a strong policy and how far can we go to restrict individual privacy?

8. Web Freedom Is Seen to Be Growing as a Global Issue in 2015

We already know about state interference and control on social media networks and private companies, like Facebook or Twitter. But why does it happen if not because of their importance in promoting freedom of speech and political or social matters? How should these private American companies act on foreign soil and face internal regulations imposed by states, such as China or Russia?

9. 8 easy digital resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2015

2015 is here. But are we prepared for it? Did we actually learn our lessons from the past years? Here are 8 resolutions we can follow to have a happy new year.

10. Want to Help the FBI Hunt Hackers?

The FBI is looking for cyber-security experts and they even post the jobs online. Are you up for the job? Can you help the good guys track down people involved in online criminal actions and bring them to justice?

 

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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