Archive for October 12th, 2007

The 25 Most Common Mistakes In Email Security

October 12, 2007

25 tips to bring newbie Internet users up to speed so they stop compromising your network security.

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Google Is Watching You

October 12, 2007

Digital privacy advocate and secret smoker Kevin Bankston was outed on Google’s Street View. So, what else does the Internet know about us?

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The Spammers Strike Back

October 12, 2007

Everybody’s seen it by now. Spam is up like gangbusters in the last few months. And not just in volume; a lot more of it is getting through filtering mechanisms that had previously been pretty reliable. It’s an aggravating and depressing situation.

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Is the UK Becoming a Surveillance Society?

October 12, 2007

Last year, the U.K.’s Information Commissioner warned that the UK was running the risk of “sleep-walking into a surveillance society.” Today, Jack Straw announced that the Commons’ Home Affairs committee would be launching an inquiry into the growing use of surveillance. But is it already too late?

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Free access to +55,000 résumés

October 12, 2007

Headhunter’s dream

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How *Not* To Use Cookies

October 12, 2007

Cookies are a useful tool, but they come with a lot of potential for abuse. Not only will advertisers attempt to track your activities, but poorly designed web applications create security holes that attackers can exploit to gain access to account data. We demonstrate what can happen when a website improperly uses cookies for customer tracking.

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US wants all 10 fingerprints on entry

October 12, 2007

Currently foreign travelers must have their index fingers scanned into a database when they enter the US by agents of the Department of Homeland Security. Those prints can then be checked against a database of fingerprints held by police forces or the FBI. That number will increase to all 10 fingerprints.

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Bolster Your Browsing Privacy At Work

October 12, 2007

“The internet has become an inextricable part of contemporary life, both in terms of how we get things done at work and how we get things done in our everyday lives. The problem is, sometimes our personal use of the internet conflicts with what the bossman has in mind.”…

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One Hacker Kit Accounts For 71% Of Attacks

October 12, 2007

A multi-exploit hack pack was responsible for nearly three-fourths of all Web-based attacks during December.
Tagged with the moniker “Q406 Roll-up,” the attack kit was behind 70.9% of last month’s attacks, reported Atlanta, Ga.-based Exploit Prevention Labs. Up to a dozen different exploits make up the kit…

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Google preparing to police web

October 12, 2007

Increasingly worried by the use of conventional web sites to distribute the viruses that turn innocent PCs into botnet “zombies,” Google appears to be readying a plan to police the web.

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