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IOS vs Android ¿cual es más seguro?

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En los últimos meses, nos hemos ido enterando de las vulnerabilidades que los ciberdelincuentes han aprovechado sin que Google ni Apple pudiesen hacer nada. No hay que olvidar que hace poco saltó a la luz el mayor fallo de seguridad en Android jamás detectado y que afectaría al 95% de los usuarios. Mientras, Apple ha reconocido que un grupo de «hackers» chinos habían colado virus informáticos en unas cuarenta aplicaciones alojadas en la tienda virtual de descarga App Store.

Queda claro una vez más que nadie está a salvo en internet. Por esta razón, Panda Security ha enumerado tanto los pros como los contras de almbos sistemas operativos para facilitar al usuario la deliberación a la hora de elegir uno u otro sistema operativo.

Ventajas e inconvenientes de iOS

La compañía experta en seguridad informática reseña que iOS es un sistema operativo cerrado y, por tanto, más seguro por defecto. Apple ejerce especial control sobre el trabajo de los desarrolladores de aplicaciones: la App Store tiene diferentes mecanismos para verificar las herramientas, su origen y funcionalidades.

Otra de las ventajas es que en iOS 8 los datos que se guardan en el calendario, contactos, notas y recordatorios cuentan con una capa extra de cifrado. Sin embargo, tampoco es que las medidas de Apple sean la panacea, como se ha demostrado estos días. Ningún sistema puede controlarse al 100% ni ser totalmente cerrado. En cuestiones de privacidad alcanza solo un aprobado raspado: no son pocas las ocasiones que se ha desvelado la existencia de vulnerabilidades, puertas traseras en sus dispositivos o ataques a las cuentas ID.

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About Ebola virus

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As of July 2014, the ongoing Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa holds the record for being the worst outbreak in the recorded history of the virus. The outbreak – which has affected the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – now has more than a thousand cases, in which more than half of those are confirmed.

Infections of Ebola virus cause a viral hemorrhagic (bleeding) fever officially known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola virus disease, a deadly disease with a fatality rate of up to 90%.

DEADLY VIRUS. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Though more concentrated in parts of Africa, history shows that cases of infection have popped up in other countries as well, particularly here in the Philippines.

Here are few things that you need to know about Ebola virus and the disease that it causes.

1. Ebola outbreaks commonly occur in Central and West Africa.

Ebola was first detected in 1976 during simultaneous outbreaks that occurred in Nzara, Sudan, and Yambuku in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus received its name from the Ebola River found in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the past 38 years, major outbreaks of the virus happened 6 times in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 times in South Sudan, 4 times in Gabon, Uganda, and the Republic of Congo, and once in Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa. The recent 2014 Ebola outbreaks are also in West African countries.

2. Ebola cases have also occurred in countries outside Africa, including the Philippines.

One case of human Ebola virus infection was recorded in the UK in 1976 after a laboratory accident.

In 1989, 1990, and 1996, the virus was detected in primate facilities in the Philippines that exported monkeys all over the globe, leading to 3 cases of viral infection among humans. In the same three years, monkeys exported from said facilities introduced the virus in the USA, causing 4 cases of human infection.
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Beware of unflod virus on jailbroken devices!!!

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Users on a jailbreak subreddit have discovered a new kind of malicious software on iOS phones. The malware, which comes as a library called unfold.dylib, was uncovered after a Reddit user complained of crashes in Google Hangout and Snapchat.
The threat, which has been nicknamed “unflod baby panda,” is rumored to be of Chinese origin. There are several factors that support this theory. According to German mobile security firm SektionEins, the infection is digitally signed with an iPhone developer certificate under the name Wang Xin. Also, the malware, which steals the Apple ID and password of users, sends the information in plain text to 23.88.10.4, which appears to be a Chinese website from the error message it displays. However, these could all be fake. SektionEins even raised the possibility of certificate theft. So for now, no one knows where the malware came from and how it got into iOS devices.
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