Every Friday here on In The Personal Cloud we’ll be presenting a roundup of links highlighting popular and rising news stories from the world of the cloud and online security. Everything from news regarding hacking and how to be secure to advancements in the field of cloud computing. Stay tuned to In The Personal Cloud each Friday to remain up to date on everything you need to know.
Spammers Tune Their Game to Stay Ahead of Filters – So just what exactly is the point of spamming anyway? Power? Bragging rights? Boredom? Well, it could be any combination of the three, but it could also be because spamming can actually be quite lucrative. Here’s a look at just how the hacking half lives and why spammers will continue evolving their tactics just as quickly as we block them. [PCWorld]
‘Cyber war will mean end of world as we know it’ – The movie Die Hard 4.0 stars Bruce Willis and Justin long as Officer John McClane and a young computer hacker respectively. Eugene Kaspersky remembers watching the 2007 film and screaming at the screen “Why are you telling them [how to do this]?” He warns that the the ideas and methodology of hacking is spreading quicker and quicker, and unless there is more intergovernmental cooperation, these acts of fiction may indeed become a reality. [Haaretz]
How to Spot a LinkedIn Fraud – Many an expert has said before, and we will say again – it’s usually not a matter of if you will be hacked, but when. At best, you can simply follow some very basic and common sense rules to keep yourself from becoming an easy target. Recently, a group of Russian hackers compromised and published nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn users’ passwords. This article highlights one such way to protect yourself from phishing scams associated with this hack. [FORBES]
Updates: Do I Need Them? – System and program update reminders can be an incredibly distracting event when you’re heavily focussed on the task at hand. This article highlights the ones you need to take care of immediately, and the ones you can delay. However, this article also warns that hackers have gotten savvy as to tricking some users into thinking their system has been compromised and this revolutionary product is on hand to save the day. [The Mercury]
Can Cloud-Computing Take On The Health Care Establishment – It looks like tangible progress is finally being measured in the Healthcare industry with regards to their adoption of the cloud. As a whole, the industry was quite reluctant to adopt the technology because of huge privacy concerns. However, CareCloud seems to be the first company that seems to be alleviating concerns one client at a time. [Forbes]
Are IT Fears Holding Back Cloud Computing? – Are IT workers upgrading themselves out of a job? Yes and no. Their positions as they know it are evolving and it may only be a matter of time before their job descriptions no longer resemble what they used to be. However, this article posits that they could just be redeployed elsewhere. The word “could” hasn’t been reassuring the IT personnel so far. [ReadWriteWeb]
Cloud Computing [VIDEO] – An animated video that explains the benefits of cloud computing in a very easy way.