Altieres Rohr is the founder and editor-in-chief of Linha Defensiva. He also writes for G1, one the largest news websites in Brazil, where his column is called "Digital Security". Despite learning web programming in ColdFusion at the age of 14, he's now a journalist who writes code for people in languages called "Portuguese" and "English".
How the different scenes and evolution of the hacking environment in Brazil led to the creation of tailored Banking trojans.
‘Billions’ number makes absolutely no sense.
New York Times forgot to convert the Brazilian real to US dollars.
It takes a while to learn that you can’t trust bits to identify people.
Old definitions of malicious code no longer serve any purpose.
But people still think of ‘virus’ as the umbrella term.
Bank does not require some users to install a security software.
Internet Explorer’s user agent is changed to match Chrome’s on OS X.
Points are stolen through phishing and password-stealing malware.
Step-by-step guide teaches hackers how to trade them for gas.
Answers to most ‘security questions’ are no secret.
Companies need to rethink password recovery mechanisms.
Used in Brazil, they formed a ‘Nextel Club’ of ‘untappable’ phones.
Police wiretapped the phones without difficulty.
We’ve been around for over seven years – if you knew Portuguese, that is. But we think we can speak English now.