MuySeguridad Recaps (CXIX): Privacy and Minor, Worse Passwords, Windows Exploits

The protection of minors on the Internet has to become one of the priorities for companies and public administrations. Because if we adults are concerned about our own privacy, who are aware of how our data is used on the Internet, even more we have to worry about how the personal data of the most sensitive people is treated.

With this reflection we begin the penultimate MuySeguridad Recaps of this year. An edition in which we have interviewed the CEOs of Ironchip and Open Cloud Factory, we have again told you about a few vulnerabilities that affect different areas of Windows and we tell you how the quality of the passwords that have been used mostly throughout throughout 2021, it remains regrettable. We started!

Alberto Estrada and Julen Martínez (CEOs of Ironchip and Open Cloud Factory): «With this alliance we offer the market a comprehensive security solution»

As you may recall, a few weeks ago we told you about the alliance signed between Ironchip and Open Cloud Factory, a collaboration that emerged within Cybasque with which both companies intend to offer a solution to many companies that are currently facing a dangerous shortage of professionals. of cybersecurity.

And today we were able to speak with Albert Estrada, CEO and founder of Open Cloud Factory and Julen Martínez, CEO of Ironchip. Both executives tell us about their companies, the way in which the collaboration between the two arose, the prolific ecosystem dedicated to cybersecurity in the Basque Country and the present and future of cybersecurity.

Minors and privacy: a pending issue

If we are concerned about the privacy of adults, and it really does, we should be even more concerned about that of minors, and especially that of children. And it is that unlike young minors and, above all, adults, the little ones are totally unaware, in most cases, that behind what may seem an innocent and fun leisure proposal, they hide a business plan based on collecting personal information for later monetization.

They modify a KMSPico installer to distribute malware and steal cryptocurrency wallets

Researchers at Red Canary have warned of a fake KMSPico installer that is circulating on the Internet. It is altered to infect Windows computers and is capable of malicious activities such as theft of cryptocurrency wallets and others.

NginRAT, a new parasite that targets Nginx servers

NginRAT is a new parasite discovered by Sansec’s threat research team, which hides itself on Nginx servers in an attempt to mask its presence and bypass detection by security solutions.

The parasite is used to steal data from e-commerce servers in the United States, Germany, and France in a process known as ‘server-side magecart’.

Hackers exploit a Windows Installer exploit

A Windows Installer exploit is being used by hackers to try to execute arbitrary code on supposedly patched systems, according to the firm Cisco Talos, which detected samples of malware trying to exploit the vulnerability.

Tracked as CVE-2021-41379 and discovered by security researcher Abdelhamid Naceri, it is an elevation of privilege flaw that affects the Windows Installer software component.

The worst passwords of 2021 are … the usual

NordPass has published the 200 worst passwords of 2021, confirming that a good number of users continue to violate all the rules for their creation and maintenance.

The result is not good. Large awareness campaigns do not seem to work, and thank goodness that technologies such as double authentication have been added to most services and represent a much-needed reinforcement in view of these listings.

New Tails, ideal for those seeking privacy and security

Carrying a secure operating system in your pocket is possible thanks to developments such as Tails and USB formats in “Live” and self-starting format that we can use for multiple tasks and on all types of equipment.

A great option since its operation is independent of the operating system that the PC has where we connect it, Windows, macOS or Linux, running directly from the external medium without having to install anything on the internal storage unit and thus without affecting the system main installed.

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