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"Nearly 30 percent say breaches resulted in medical identity theft, new Ponemon report finds"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Agency RFI for tool that can mine data from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs raises concerns about Internet privacy"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Even Anonymous news outlets seemed uncertain who actually downed CIA.gov"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The hacker group had earlier released emails between a hacker and a person said to be a Symantec representative"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Facebook is still working on deleting photos from its servers in a timely manner nearly three years after Ars first brought attention to the topic. The company admitted on Friday that its older systems for storing uploaded content "did not always delete images from content delivery networks in a reasonable period of time even though they were immediately removed from the site," but said it's currently finishing up a newer system that makes the process much quicker. In the meantime, photos that users thought they "deleted" from the social network months or even years ago remain accessible via direct link."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Within the first three hours of this malware campaign, some 60,000 Facebook users had been duped into visiting the malicious link."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"But although basic phishing attacks will fail, it might still be possible to hackers to monitor and alter a user's communication with a banking site using malware. Hackers could set up a fake banking website and prompt users attempting to log into their account for both their online login credential and, for example, a PINSentry code, a pseudo-random number that changes every every minute or so. This information would allow cybercrooks to log onto the genuine banking website, posing as a customer, before authorising fraudulent transfers or other payments."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The research was published this week in a journal called Psychological Studies, which also found that our ability to resist a quick Facebook fix lessens throughout the day."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Anonymous resumed today its F**k FBI Friday campaign by publishing a 16-minute-long mp3 recoding of a confidential conference call between representatives of both law enforcement agencies. The subject of the call? Anonymous itself."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Companies and home users whose computers or routers are infected by the DNSChanger Trojan risk being unable to access the Web come March 8, 2012, when the FBI unplugs the legitimate DNS servers it set up to replace the rogue DNS servers that were forwarding victims to malicious sites. The removal of the fed's band aid could impact a substantial number of users, too, as half of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies are infected with the malware, according to a new report."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"What if you testified in court, 'I imaged the entire drive and verified the process by producing a hash value that matched the original evidence.', and this statement is not entirely accurate."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Yikes! Do I resemble that remark?

"Being concerned about your online privacy might be a sign that you're up to no good, says the FBI and the US Department of Justice, via a collection of 25 fliers to be distributed to people working at airports, construction sites, electronic stores, hotels/motels, storage services, financial institutions, and many other places."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A Seattle library is making news after refusing to remove a man who was watching pornographic videos on a library computer."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Evidence…do we believe those with nefarious intent cannot also do this?

"an e-discovery tool designed specifically to collect, index, search, and preview social media content generated by the three most popular systems: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The tool (the company calls it an “investigation platform”) is tailored for the case-centric workflows of e-discovery for collection, search, and production."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"It's been known for some time that there are security issues associated with the increasing use of RFID tags in credit cards, but this past weekend afforded a fresh demonstration of just how easy it is for hackers to take advantage of them."

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