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  • Improperly anonymized taxi logs reveal drivers' identity, movements

    24.06.2014

    Software developer Vijay Pandurangan has demonstrated that sometimes data anonymizing efforts made by governments and businesses are worryingly inadequate, as he managed to easily deanonymize data detailing 173 million individual trips made by New York City taxi drivers.

  • Card fraud impacts 1 in 4 consumers worldwide

    24.06.2014

    A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries revealed that one in four consumers is a victim of card fraud in the last five years.

  • Critical flaw exposes admin passwords of nearly 32,000 servers

    20.06.2014

    Over 30,000 servers with Supermicro baseboard management controllers (BMCs) on their motherboards are offering up administrator passwords to anyone who knowns where to look, warns Zachary Wikholm, a senior security engineer with the Security Incident Response Team of hosting provider CARI.net.

  • GCHQ legally intercepts Google, Facebook users' communications

    18.06.2014

    A successful legal challenge has forced the UK’s top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.

  • Privacy, security most likely to drive consumer action

    18.06.2014

    According to a new study by Edelman, among major technology policy issues, security and privacy of personal data was overwhelmingly the largest concern for consumers, ranking ahead of the cost/quality of home internet service and technology innovations that improve everyday life.




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The psychology of phishing

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Cybercriminals no longer send out thousands of emails at random hoping to get a handful of hits, today they create highly targeted phishing emails which are tailored to suit their recipients.


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