I was remembering about the summer 2013. It was middle June, right after the first Edward Snowden’s revelations about the massive surveillance activity of NSA against alleys but also the same US citizens she has to protect. In these days there was really some kind of revolution, all the media were involved in the World biggest disclosure about control technologies and, in reaction to this pacific revolution, we have gained knowledge and safety. Government infrastructures are more safe, citizen computing is more safe, cryptography is spread as never before but what about now?
Security sometimes is about to clean the OS from all the things that may constitute a threat for the system and limit the connections between programs and user capabilities. This is fundamentally why my Windows Phone is theoretically more secure than my Windows 7 installation: because WP, by default, is (sometimes insanely 😀 ) more sandboxed and limited respect to the desktop OS.
Ransomware is a class of malware particularly aggressive. When a ransomware class virus hits a computer, locks completely all operating system functionalities and asks the payment of a ransom to get back your computer usable.
Ransomware is really awkward. Spyware, keyloggers, phishing techniques may produce a bigger danger on the privacy side but ransomware may seriously threat our data and in case of a missing backup, the damage generated by data loss may be a serious matter.
Today we are social, in the Internet meaning of the term. We are constantly full of data, full of our data and full of data of our contacts.
Protecting data in our society is not only a good paranoid practice, it’s a civic responsibility.
It’s a responsibility that we have respect to our contacts. Our friends, our colleagues trust in us and send to us their data. We have, stored on our devices, their name, addresses, contact ids, photos and a plenty of informations that with our devices compromised would generate a damage also for them.