MuySeguridad Recaps (CXV): Twitch, Google 2FA, WhatsApp Security

Take control of security whether your users want it or not. This is one of the decisions that Google has made a few days ago. After years insisting on how important it is to have protection measures such as the double authentication factor, and in the face of the scant echo that most users make of this warning, the company has decided that the time has come to force the users to use this way to authenticate in the solutions and products of the company.

Thus we begin the MuySeguridad Recaps of a week in which we have also told you how WhatsApp has decided and will finally have end-to-end encryption for the backup of messages in the cloud, or that Microsoft does not stop showing off the new measures you have launched in Windows 11.

On the less positive side, a large data breach from Twitch users, which has called into question the security of what is one of the most popular technology companies of the moment. We started!

Microsoft shows security benefits in Windows 11

Security in Windows 11 has increased compared to previous systems thanks to the increase in minimum hardware requirements to run it and that unfortunately continue to be talked about for several reasons. On the one hand, because of the millions of computers that cannot be updated and, on the other, Microsoft’s decision to allow them to be skipped, including hacks published by the same company. However, as the company itself states, security improvements are important in the new Windows.

How companies can protect themselves from DDoS attacks in the cloud

Modern businesses increasingly depend on the continuous availability of their systems and services. Often times, entire business models depend on the respective websites, platforms, etc. are continuously accessible to customers. As such, system availability is the Achilles heel that cybercriminals are targeting with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Twitch sees its source code and streamer revenue figures leaked

Used to seeing all kinds of content shared on Twitch, unfortunately this week the company has seen much more than videos distributed on the network, after an anonymous hacker leaked information related to the platform’s code in the 4chan forum, as well as some data from users and streamers belonging to your community.

Thus, what began as a rumor, little by little began to gain strength, so much so that finally Twitch itself came to the fore to confirm the veracity of this violation in a tweet.

Google will automatically enable 2FA for 150 million of its users

2FA is an access control method that you will know as “two-factor authentication”, “double identification” or “two-step verification”, which has become one of the most important security mechanisms in the technology industry at the time to authenticate users and protect identities.

Google has been trying to convince people to enable this mechanism for their Google accounts, but it appears that the company will now take matters into its own hands.

Ibermatica increases its Cybersecurity CoE professionals to one hundred to “embrace” and protect its clients

Ibermatica continues the growth line registered in recent years and reaches its best historical results in the January-August period. After the end of 2020, the year in which the pandemic hit the economy hardest, with its greatest rise in income, profit, ebitda, hiring and job creation, it now exceeds its figures in this period driven by positive evolution in all its areas of activity.

WhatsApp debuts end-to-end encryption for cloud backup

The popularity and reputation of WhatsApp is questioned by the privacy policies of its owner, Facebook, and the global drop in services that left hundreds of millions of customers out of the game for hours.

However, the messaging service continues to struggle to stay ahead of messaging applications and today we have a security enhancement for its cloud copies.

FontOnLake, a new and dangerous Rootkit against Linux systems

ESET has alerted to the presence of FontOnLake, a hitherto unknown family of malware that attacks Linux systems to allow remote access to their operators and obtain credentials, as well as acting as a proxy server.

The cybersecurity firm has found in FontOnLake “well-designed modules” that are continually updated with new features, indicating an active development phase.

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