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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"During an extensive walking tour of the US Capitol last week to discuss a technical whitepaper with members of both parties and both houses of the legislature, I was asked several times why the DNS RPZ technology would not work for implementing something like PROTECT-IP. Now home from my travels, I'm putting the answer I gave in DC on the record here."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Software that allows drivers to remotely unlock and start automobiles using cell phones is vulnerable to hacks that allow attackers to do the same thing, sometimes from thousands of miles away, it was widely reported Wednesday."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A California software maker has released a program that quickly recovers login passwords from Macs, even when running Apple's completely overhauled OS X Lion, that have been locked, put into sleep mode, or have FileVault disk encryption turned on."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Public email providers have long allowed the bad guys to use accounts, and the bad guys know just how to manipulate the mail systems towards nefarious ends"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The department uses the site to profile a different employee each week. It also posts crime prevention tips regularly. And it posts heat maps to alert users where thefts, burglaries, car break-ins and other crimes are happening around town."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Web safety and online identity protection experts at SafetyWeb.com and myID.com helped put together a list of 10 different data and privacy breach scenarios, along with suggestions and best practices to avoid them."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"What do Gummi Bears and amputated fingers have in common? They’ve both been demonstrated as techniques for defeating fingerprint scanners. Now, a German company called Dermalog Identification Systems is using the way skin changes colour under pressure to block both the soft sweet and the dead hand of the zombie from accessing systems protected by fingerprint scans."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"More than one out of five organizations do not have a security policy governing the use of personal mobile devices at work, even though two out of three said they allow personal mobile devices on the corporate network, according to a survey by Courion."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A bank employee left the backup tape on a desk instead of storing it in a vault at night. The tape was inadvertently tossed in the trash by the cleaning crew, and most likely incinerated by the bank’s waste-disposal company, the newspaper said, citing Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office as the source."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) has notified 2,000 current and former employees that their private information may have been compromised back in 2008."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"EFF has joined civil liberties and consumer organizations in publicly opposing H.R. 1981, a bill that would threaten online privacy and anonymous speech by requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to retain logs of customer-identifying information that can be tied to the web sites that you read and the content that you post online."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Windows XP computers are infected with rootkits out of proportion to the operating system's market share, according to data released Thursday by Avast Software, which surveyed more than 600,000 Windows PCs."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Unfortunately, it’s quite easy these days for employees to sell personal data on the Internet and there are not enough controls in place to prevent this theft from happening."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A developer who specializes in the Bitcoin digital currency says he was sent back to China last week after he arrived at Sea-Tac Airport with only $600 in cash and wasn’t able to convince U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents that he would be able to fund his two-month visit using Bitcoin."

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