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ES: Los Activistas Políticos Necesitan Linux

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 11:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Por Brad Rodriguez

Original en: http://www.goodbyemicrosoft.net/news.php?item.625.4


Si usted no lee los “alternativos” medios de noticias en línea, puede ser que usted no haya oído hablar del escándalo de HB Gary Federal[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/politics/12hackers.html?_r=2&hp] que ha ocurrido durante las semanas últimas. Y en general no es del interés de lectores de GoodBye Microsoft, a menos que usted este implicado en cualquie clase de actividad política organizada. Si usted lo está, entonces ustedd mejor esté planeando una migración a Linux muy pronto. Aqui está el porqué.

Versión corta: HB Gary Federal es un aspirante a contratista del Ministerio de Defensa que intentó infiltrar la “Anonymous” asociación de hackers informáticos, en su lugar consiguió ser “hackeado” por ellos, quienes obtuvieron 70.000 de sus internos email (correos electrónicos) de su compañía y los publicaron. Entre otras cosas, esos email revelaron que la HB Gary Federal proponía — a una corporación importante, a un grupo de cabildeo importante (lobbyists), y al gobierno de los E.E.U.U. — que, por un honorario, comprometerían las computadoras de los grupos de oposición. Qué hace esta amenaza significativa es que su sociedad matriz, HB Gary, desarrolló viruses, rootkits, y “backdoors” (puertas traseras)profesionalmente[http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/black-ops-how-hbgary-wrote-backdoors-and-rootkits-for-the-government.ars], y dijo tener varias desconocidas e imperceptibles exploits (explotaciones) para Windows. Los emails revelaron esquemas para el uso de “ingeniería social”; para tender trampas para que usuarios de computadoras hagan click en los attachements de emails y así infecten sus PCs.

Esto significa que, si sus actividades políticas son molestas alguien con bolsillos profundos, usted puede ser que sea el objetivo para un cyber-attack.*

Es aquí en donde GoodBye Microsoft viene: casi todas los exploits eran para Windows. Había también para el Flash, Java, VMWare ESX, y (a mi sorpresa) Solaris 10, pero ninguno para Linux. No es que Linux sea uncrackable, solamente que Windows se compromete más fácilmente, y es por tanto son más ampliamente utilizados, ya que son el blanco preferido para los crackers profesionales.

Así pues, este es mi consejo: si usted es un activista político, dondequiera en el espectro, usted necesita proteger su computadora. Y el antivirus no es suficiente. Usted necesita dejar de usar Windows completamente. Consiga Linux, ahora, y aprenda cómo utilizarlo.

* Considere: si usted es incluso amigos con tales activistas, usted puede ser así mismo infectado.

Translation produced by Eduardo Landaveri, the esteemed administrator of the Spanish portal of Techrights.

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