A new virus through Bluetooth that affects millions of devices

Having the mobile bluetooth on can be very dangerous. Computer security company Armis has discovered vulnerability in at least five billion devices. Its name is BlueBorne, and can break security on devices with Android operating system, iOS, Windows and Linux.

According to the company, with this virus “unlike traditional malware or attacks, the user does not have to click on a link or download a questionable file. No user action is required to allow the attack”.

The virus acts very quickly and without the user noticing anything. The malware spreads from an infected device that, when close to a smartphone with Bluetooth enabled, enters without permission and can control or steal device data, as well as install unwanted applications.

In fact, the infiltration process takes less than a minute. In spite of its potential danger, we have to be alarmed. Technological companies are correcting all these problems as they are discovered. In addition, we can prevent ourselves by turning off the bluetooth when we do not use it.

STUDY: How do Spanish companies keep data?

This week we published the study that Mediacloud has made with the collaboration of MuyComputerPro and NetApp: ‘The data: who and how it is saved’. The report has been made between 58 CIOs of large public and private companies in Spain with a turnover of over 50 million euros per year in May 2017.

The study reflects the influence of the cloud on corporate storage and the trust that corporations have in cloud providers. Undoubtedly, one of the most fundamental parts in a company is the data. That information of either customers, business or market that generate the companies are a value in itself.

Here are some of the conclusions that have emerged from the report on corporate storage:

  • CTOs and system departments are primarily responsible for data
  • 50% of Spanish companies save their data in the cloud
  • Almost 43% bet on cloud hybrid
  • Comfort and safety, key factors for cloud climb

The complete study you can see in this link.

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This article sums up the key issues of the new Law. Some aspects work as a continuation of the previous regulation, but they are also significant new developments. Continue reading to know them! (more…)

Mediacloud, in Penteo’s ranking of cloud providers

The independent analyst Penteo, which leads the greatest IT community in Spain, has included Mediacloud in the ranking of cloud infrastructure services providers, published in the report Universo Penteo.

Penteo highlights the “clear strengths” of Mediacloud, basically our high investment capacity, flexibility and proximity. According to the analyst, being part of the Mediapro group gives us the capability and the pliancy to continue growing and to develop our offer.  (more…)