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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Beware of adding people without their permission in WhatsApp groups

We cannot add people in a WhatsApp group without their permission. This has been made clear by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD), according to this resolution issued against a Town Hall that wanted to use this medium to send informative circulars to its neighbors.

Cuidado con añadir personas sin su permiso en grupos de Whatsapp

It happened last month in a small municipality called Boecillo, located in the province of Valladolid (Spain), although the events took place throughout last year. The mayor of the town decided to create one of these groups in the well-known application of WhatsApp in order to send circulars to citizens. In this way, the information would arrive immediately and comfortably to all of them, which a priori seemed like a great idea. The total number of components in the group was 256 contacts, the maximum amount accepted by this platform in the creation of groups.

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Wave of phishing attempts to impersonate Banco Santander

During these last few weeks there has been a massive attempt to deceive the user by the phishing method, posing as Banco Santander.

Through a message that comes to us by email they make us believe that we have some pending action and they offer us a link so that we automatically enter the access page to said bank. Of course, the link takes us to a page that pretends to be the one of the bank, but that is really FALSE.

This is the mail that is massively being sent out.

Oleada de intentos de suplantación del Banco Santander o phishing

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Games for children about Christmas on Android

If there is something that dominates children it is a current mobile device, be it a phone or a tablet. At Christmas they have a lot of free time, in which they will use these devices to a greater or lesser extent. The time spent will depend on the age and, above all, on how permissive the parents are.

Games for children about Christmas on Android

For those times when we decide to “lend them” our phone or tablet, there is a large number of games and activities related to Christmas. They will surely have many fun times with them, and it will help them feel immersed in the Christmas atmosphere of these dates.

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Tips for setting up children’s first phone

At this time there will be many children who receive their first mobile phone as a gift. Surely parents will find the need to configure it so they can use it for the first time.

Consejos para configurar el primer teléfono de un niño

Helping children in that first configuration and explaining the reasons for choosing one or another option can be fundamental to improve the security of the device and of the child himself in the future.

Let’s see the main steps we must take and how to configure them so that our son or daughter can use their first mobile phone with the appropriate security measures.

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Activity and social sport registration sites: another threat to privacy

aking advantage of the consumer whirlwind of Black Friday I bought the coolest heart rate monitor that I could afford from the brand I consider as the best in heart rate monitors, I did not compare prices, I did not read references, I did not even ask the friends who have it, I wanted a heart rate monitor period, I went to the website with the orange smile (amazon) and clicked.

I received it today and as a good technophile that I am, I was not able to keep it in the box for 5 minutes. I immediately connected it and charged it. Lunch time is approaching and I must go to the park to try it out.

Browsing on the manufacturer’s website I click on the “Explore” section and I see a lot of routes and I think: “that’s it, another web of challenges”.

It’s lunchtime, I put on my sport shoes and start my sloppy jog through the river park to the displeasure of those who expected to enjoy the views of the City of Arts and Sciences (Valencia), when I cannot take it anymore, I press the magic button that makes the heart rate monitor connect to my mobile and send the data to the cloud … I’ll check it at home.

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Protect your files even from ransomware with Windows 10

Attacks with ransomware virus have become infamous for the disastrous consequences it has for computers (their files) and for the tremendous impact they have had in recent cases, such as the one known as “WannaCry”. The result of these infections is always the hijacking of information, that is, the encryption of all the content of the computer and its possible recovery in exchange for paying some money as a ransom to the attacker.

Protege tus archivos incluso del ransomware con Windows 10

From the version known as “Fall Creators Update” or also known as version 1709, the protection system of Windows 10 has a tool capable of protecting entire folders in order that no program can modify its files unless we give it express authorization.

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Google Chrome will not give away an iPhone, it’s a scam

It is not the first time that this scam attempt appears in which they make us believe that Google Chrome is going to give us an iPhone.

Currently it is an iPhone 8 and it’s that, apparently, we have been chosen at random by Google and we are part of a privileged group of 10 people who will be given a fantastic Apple iPhone 8. As a curiosity, do not forget that Apple is the direct competitor of Google, which can make us suspect that something “fishy” is going on.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

“We want to show our gratitude for being a faithful user of Google Chrome! Your IP address 18x.xxx.xx.xx has been selected at random to receive an Apple iPhone 8 completely free …..”

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Check if a file has a virus even before downloading it

Downloading files through the Internet always entails risks, especially if we do it from pages or places which we cannot trust 100% in its authenticity.

We also download files that reach us via email or other sources. Many times we perfectly know the origin, like a photo that we are waiting for from a family member, of whom we have nothing to fear.

Comprueba si un archivo tiene virus incluso antes de descargarlo

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