In the wake of the revelation that there's a huge security hole in Android's Wi-Fi communications with Google applications, Google told me and other journalists on May 18th that, "Today we're starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third party access to data available in calendar and contacts. This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days." Fair enough, but how?
Following yesterday's revelation of a likely security breach at password management company LastPass, the company's CEO is revealing more details about the incident and trying to offer some comfort and advice to his users.
The amorphous hacking collective "Anonymous" is now fighting a war on two fronts -- while one battle continues to rage over WikiLeaks, a new battle has begun with Sony. As of yesterday, Anonymous is focusing efforts on both PlayStation Network and PlayStation's official website, bringing both down at various points. Sony's PlayStation blog noted the issue yesterday, stating that some folks were "experiencing intermittent service" and saying Sony was "working on finding a solution."
An option for some time include services like Gmail or Facebook is to use HTTPS for the entire user session, greatly improving security at all traffic be encrypted connection with such websites. Although he missed much that Twitter did not include a dial for easy configuration also had this behavior.
Until today. If we enter the configuration page of our Twitter account see that under the general tab is a box that allows, precisely, enabling HTTPS for our entire session on Twitter. This way all traffic will be encrypted using AES 256 bit algorithm in practice inviolable.
Panda Cloud Free Antivirus, currently at version 1.4, changes a bit the classic concept of antivirus. Usually antivirus softwares connected to the network to update the signature files from time to time, sometimes once a day. Cloud Panda breaks this paradigm and they propose the use of the Internet connection to have upgraded our equipment at all times.
So, it is an antivirus that would not recommend for computers that are not always connected to the Internet. If we have no connection to the Cloud Panda makes no sense.
This issue has its advantages over traditional antivirus and also its drawbacks. Take the case of a computer that connects to the network from time to time, we do not use it every day, but whenever we do have an Internet connection.