Is not my fault!

--Originally published at The shield of the world

So we all know that friend who have been so closed to kill his PC, without even knowing. And this is the topic for today, unintentional security issues. This is so common that you probably have already thought about some examples of yourself.

This is one of the most common causes of lost of information in enterprises so we are going to talk about how to prevent them.

  1. Control applications.- If we control the applications that the users can download and use in the working laptop, we are reducing the probability of an unintentional issue by a really big amount. But is not that easy, because the web browsers and email clients, are the most common points of entry for malware. A good solution for that software that is dangerous is to run it un isolated virtual machines. If the app is malicious, any infections would occur only in the VM and there is no harm to the host operative system.200w
  2. Filtering content.- Another solution and kinda related to what Adblock can offer, is filtering bad content. Strategically blocking only a small subset of harmful activity can have positive impact on minimizing the damage from an adversary.
  3. Limit executable content.- Blocking all files of a certain type, while effective, is not always feasible if the files are needed by the user. Effective technology exists that can take an attachment, perform analysis of the content, and even run it in a sandbox to examine the behavior; if it is malicious, it would be blocked, and if it is legitimate, it is allowed through. This gives a lot of flexibility, but limits the impact of stopping normal activities.giphy-1
  4. Control executable.- Compromising an accidental insider is usually done by tricking the user into running an executable that they believe
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User is no joke! User is important!

--Originally published at The shield of the world

So imagine your connection to your bank is not assured… I will be pretty mad and you? Hope you too, but there are some things web pages could do to help us trust in their web site. You may hear the phrase “Is like taking a candy from a baby” or something like that… I know the phrase in Spanish. But we are the baby in this big world called Internet. And we need some protection dude!

So, how is the Internet helping us to keep the candy and not help others to rob us? One of the measures that are being implemented are the HTTPS connections to the web pages. When you enter Facebook and your bank page, you will see a green lock aside from the address. This mean the page is secure and that your connection is private. You can even see the certificate that proves that the page is secure.


And also, you can check the valid dates of the certificate and who emitted it.


So, this is a good start for looking for our own security. Another good way to protect ourselves is with a publicity blocker. Like Adblock, some curious users may clic every link they see. This is one of the first reason why they are full of Malware and with a slow equipment.

When people think about web security, all of us think about how to protect a website. But is important to remember ourselves, how do we protect ourselves in this cold cold world. Using protected WiFi networks is another good example of how an User can improve his own security.


Most of the advice we have already talked about them in another posts, you may be careful about the links you clic, about the emails you open, about where do

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