Archives for February 2018

Check the Internet passwords you have saved in your browser

The browsers, with the intention of facilitating the navigation experience, provide us with the possibility of storing passwords so that we do not need to write them whenever they are requested, the browser itself will write them for us and access automatically.

Comprueba las contraseñas de Internet que has guardado en tu navegador

Obviously it is a function that provides comfort to the user but poses a risk to their security, since anyone who could use our computer could access the services we have saved without any problems.

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The most anticipated cyberattacks in 2018

The attacks of ransomware, a malicious software that infects users’ computers and hijacks their information and then asks for a monetary ransom, have left thousands of victims in 2017: the National Health System (NHS) in the United Kingdom saw how paralyzed phones were left and computers from 16 of its hospitals last May; the headquarters of Telefónica, located in Madrid, suffered a massive attack of this type that disabled their computers to later request a ransom in bitcoins, a virtual currency that allows online payments.

These were only two of those affected, since this ransomware, named WannaCry, managed to spread across all the continents in less than 24 hours, paralyzing the activity of companies and governments globally. The courier company FedEx, the Russian Ministry of the Interior or the manufacturer of Renault vehicles, among others, appeared on the list of victims.

Los ciberataques más esperados en 2018

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Can you buy medications online?

Recently, an illegal drug distribution network in Spain that sold more than 60 types of different products through the Internet has been dismantled. These drugs came from clandestine Asian laboratories and arrived in Spain from India through a parcel service located in the Port of Santa María (Cádiz).

Se pueden comprar medicamentos por Internet

Most of them were marketed as products for erectile dysfunction and for weight loss, but their composition will not be known until the corresponding authorities perform the necessary chemical analyses.

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