Category Archives: Prevention – Security

Cybersecurity: human failure, data leaking and knowledge of it all

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users… From An FBI Laptop | Techdirt. 4 September 2012 I like the story in that the FBI spies (illegally probably, and if legally it raises questions of human rights) and the hackers … Continue reading

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Surveillance and (un)democratic societies: blurred borders…

Feds Wait Until Late Friday To Admit That, Yeah, They Ignored The 4th Amendment | Techdirt. 23 July 2012 and the original article from the Wired to which the post refers: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/surveillance-spirit-law/ “U.S. Admits Surveillance Violated Constitution At Least Once”, … Continue reading

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LulzSec

Lulzera bien qui lulzera le dernier | Chaire de recherche du Canada en sécurité, identité et technologie. Benoit Dupont, 6 march 2012 In French, but with links to documents in English about LulzSec arrests and co. The title of the … Continue reading

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Privacy: death or transitory stage?

I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did – Social Networks and the Death of Privacy – By Lori Andrews – Book Review – NYTimes.com. 27 January 2012 This is an article I came to indirectly via … Continue reading

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The use of social networking: crime and no crime

Court Finds Law Blocking Teachers From Friending Students ‘Staggering’; Blocks Implementation | Techdirt. 29 August 2011 Even though Facebook must be used with precaution by teachers, if they link with their pupils/students, to ban it outright becomes silly. It is … Continue reading

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Stuxnet malware and Siemens: cyberwar, security and other issues

Are We Talking About ‘Cyberwar’ Or Massive Incompetence? | Techdirt. 11 August 2011 An old post but given the current context of “Flame”, the new malware running around in the Middle East, still of relevance. Stuxnet, like today Flame, was … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning Formally Charged

Bradley Manning Formally Charged; Defers Plea | Techdirt. 23 February 2012 nothing to add: why so long after arrest and imprisonment? where are the basic human rights we ask others to comply with? how foolish are we to renegate what … Continue reading

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Myths and hypes

Hollywood Hackers Vs. Reality | Techdirt. 8 March 2012 Have not seen the movie, but if this post is accurate (and probably is), then Hollywood really had not a clue about how most unauthorised access to data is gained: human … Continue reading

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Money, money, money: better to be a hacker than a traditional bank robber

Cybercrime: is it out of control? | Technology | The Guardian. Posted by Misha Glenny, 21 September 2011   Not out of control, well as long as law enforcement wake up to reality, but certainly out of scale with more … Continue reading

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New Speed Cameras Can Spot Multiple Offenses At Once… And Send Off A Ticket Immediately | Techdirt

New Speed Cameras Can Spot Multiple Offenses At Once… And Send Off A Ticket Immediately | Techdirt. 11 November 2010 From the Daily Mail, (so for what it is worth, I do not know), new sets of cameras doing most … Continue reading

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