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MI6 Sells Digital Camera on Ebay Containing Terrorist Images

Another classic data leakage….and once again it happened on Ebay! This time it’s a British agency known as MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) demonstrating a distinct lack of intelligence. How on earth does something like even happen? Even smaller agencies and companies I’ve worked with have rigorous data destruction policies when old equipment is recycled or […]

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THC-ePassports – THC Clones Biometric ePassport – Elvis Presley Passport

I guess most people have been led to believe this new generation of ePassports or biometric passports are more secure, will help us keep our privacy intact and help us mitigate against identity theft. Well how wrong the propaganda is! THC (famous for their tools and research in security) has just released some technical information, […]

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New MySpace and Facebook Worm Target Social Networks

Well another reason for you guys (and gals) to avoid social networks, a new worm is spreading. Again they are using the same ploys that have been leveraged for years on e-mail and instant messaging. Trust is gained as the message or link/video/etc comes from a known source so people are more likely to click/open/play […]

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TJX Credit Card Hackers Busted – Largest US Data Breach

We reported on this case back in September 2007, the largest US data breach in history so far (45 million customer records!). It seems like finally the people behind it have been busted, 11 people have been charged by US authorities. The US authorities have charged 11 people in connection with the theft of credit-card […]

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Site Guesses Your Gender via Browsing History

This is a pretty old issue, but this is an interesting new implementation of an old idea. Using your browser history and by matching your browsing habits the site attempts to guess your gender with a weighting system according to the gender demographics for a list of fairly popular sites. It’s not super accurate unless […]

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Widespread Flaws in Online Banking Systems

After a recent survey it shows online banking may not be as secure as you might think. People tend to think banks are the pinnacle of security and that assumption continues to their websites. Sadly however, even in my own personal experience, the truth is far from that. Many many banks have flaws that can […]

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Facebook Bug Leaks Birthday Data

It’s not a big deal but it does show a problem with the way Facebook deals with data and how much power they have over people’s privacy. A small slip in coding could cause much worse problems that this, plus this could have happened before but no one picked up on it. It takes a […]

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Google to Reveal Youtube Viewing Details to Viacom

Now this is an interesting privacy related case to think about over the weekend, Google has to reveal viewing details for Youtube to Viacom. Anyone who has EVER watched a Youtube video, that’s pretty extreme. Luckily most people are using dynamic IP addresses, so it shouldn’t be too much of a concern. Unless of course […]

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Google Calendar a New Target for Phishing

It seems like the Phishing crews at trying to get some new ideas on how to con people into giving away their credentials and leaking info. The latest target appears to be Google Calendar. As always be on your guard as these scams are coming from all directions. A few months ago, spam came to […]

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WikiScanner – Find Interesting Anonymous Edits on Wikipedia

Now this isn’t a new tool, and it’s not quite up to date as the author hasn’t updated it for a while – but it’s still exceedingly cool! As you know most IP addresses are registered to companies or organizations in blocks, so you can identify which network an edit is coming from as Wikipedia […]

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