Archive | Legal Issues


26 December 2006 | 2,678 views

Awareness of Phishing is on the Up – But so are Monetary Losses

It seems like phishers are changing their tactics to those similar to spammers, rather than going for big targets and mass mails they are turning to more wealthy customers and fewer but larger bounties. Imagine if they can nail a few big ones, they are set. Online fraudsters are turning their attentions away from large [...]

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19 December 2006 | 7,642 views

Save Your Reputation Online with ReputationDefender

This is a pretty interesting idea and for once it addresses a real requirement. A lot of stories have hit the press about people getting fired or ‘dooced’ because of stuff online or not even getting jobs because of something found on MySpace. So up pops a company that is willing to protect your reputation [...]

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07 November 2006 | 3,062 views

Spamhaus & e360 Battle is Heating Up

The battle is heating up between the spammers e360 and the anti-spam warlords Spamhaus, some say the Internet may meltdown if Spamhaus stops its service.. Some estimates say 80% of spam is stopped by Spamhaus and e-mail could suddenly shoot to a server melting rate if their service is pulled. The legal battle between antispam [...]

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30 October 2006 | 7,092 views

Anti-Spyware Groups Still Require Legislation

Cyber and computer laws are always a grey area, they tend to be very vague and don’t cover specific technologies. Spam is a good example, look at how long we’ve been getting spammed, and it’s been a SERIOUS problem for at least the last 5 years, spam legislation has only started coming in to effect [...]

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05 October 2006 | 11,402 views

California Passes Wi-Fi Security Guidance Law – War-Driving going down?

It seems like war-driving may become a thing of the past, legislation is starting to happen. It’s a good start though, you have to target the manufacturers to educate their users, not target the users as they don’t care, sometimes ease of use has to be traded a bit with security. California legislators have passed [...]

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21 September 2006 | 6,821 views

DOE Hit By Hackers and Covered Up

Ahah! More government cover-ups? This one was a while back too. Digging on those archives right now yah. A hacker stole a file containing the names and Social Security numbers of 1,500 people working for the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons agency, scary eh? The US government security really does scare me sometimes, their internal departments [...]

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18 September 2006 | 3,850 views

Former Hacker Irks Microsoft in EU Dispute

Ah the anti-trust battle continues, good to see someone with technical skills involved, I wonder how the case is coming along, I haven’t heard about it for a while. Again this is quite an old story. As an expert witness on digital crime, British computer consultant Neil Barrett has helped prosecutors in the United Kingdom [...]

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10 September 2006 | 4,821 views

What Responsibility do Anti-Spyware Researchers Have?

Ethical debates are always interesting, and people have gotten in trouble lately for reverse engineering and various other branches of research. This is a fairly old topic, but as I’m clearing out some old drafts, I still find it an interesting one. There’s been an ongoing debate in security circles concerning how security researchers should [...]

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26 July 2006 | 12,092 views

HOPE Speak Steven Rombom (Rambam) Charged

It turns out yesterday one of the planned speakers at HOPE Number 6 was arrested on Saturday and is being charged by the FBI. Security Fix obtained a copy of the complaint against “Steven Rambam” the private investigator arrested Saturday at the Hope Number Six hacker conference in New York City. The government document says [...]

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24 July 2006 | 7,484 views

IBM Accused of Hacking

This is actually a very important case depending on which way it goes. It could become a landmark case in regards to liability for machines on your network, or actually any traffic originating from your IP range. A boutique Washington, D.C.-based law firm is accusing IBM of hacking into its e-mail system and is seeking [...]

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