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  • Lack of trust is affecting how consumers use the Internet

    23.02.2015

    68% of US smartphone users are concerned about having their activity tracked to serve them targeted ads, suggesting that most smartphone users are uncomfortable with the idea of online behavioral advertising (OBA), according to TRUSTe.

  • Gemalto announces investigation of massive SIM heist

    20.02.2015

    Yesterday's report by The Intercept hit the information security community like a ton of bricks, as a set of documents from Edward Snowden's trove indicate that the US NSA and the UK GHCQ have managed to compromise the networks of Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and acquire encryption keys that protect the privacy of cellphone communications of millions of users around the globe.

  • AT&T: Pay more if you don't want to share data for personalized ads

    19.02.2015

    If you are a customer of AT&T's GigaPower fiber-optic Internet access service and you don't want to see personalized ads based on your browsing history, searched terms and clicked links, you'll have to shell out nearly $30 more for the service than those who do.

  • New Android Trojan fakes device shut down, spies on users

    19.02.2015

    A new Android Trojan that tricks users into believing they have shut their device down while it continues working, and is able to silently make calls, send messages, take photos and perform many other tasks, has been discovered and analyzed by AVG researchers.

  • Lenovo computers come with pre-installed adware and MITM proxy

    19.02.2015

    If you have recently bought a new Lenovo computer, you're in for a nasty surprise: the company has been shipping them with pre-installed adware.




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Black hole routing: Not a silver bullet for DDoS protection

As ISPs, hosting providers and online enterprises around the world continue suffering the effects of DDoS attacks, often the discussions that follow are, “What is the best way to defend our networks and our customers against an attack?”


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