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  • News: FTC Issues Privacy Report, Calls for Do-Not-Track Tool

    The Federal Trade Commission on Monday released the long-awaited final version of its report on online consumer privacy, issuing a set of recommendations broadly consistent with an earlier draft, including a call for a do-not-track tool that would enable users to opt out of data collection and targeted marketing programs on the Web.

  • News: FTC's online privacy report: Breaking down the recommendations

    The Federal Trade Commission's final report on online consumer privacy can be summed up thusly: We've made progress but there's still a lot of work to do.

  • News: 16 ultimate SSH hacks

    So you think you know OpenSSH inside and out? Test your chops against this hit parade of 16 expert tips and tricks, from identifying monkey-in-the-middle attacks to road warrior security to attaching remote screen sessions. Follow the countdown to the all-time best OpenSSH command!

  • News: Facebook Mulling Privacy Changes Via Public Comments

    Facebook is mulling changes to its privacy policy that appear to be small, but privacy advocates argue will make a big difference in the way the company collects information on Facebook and non-Facebook users.

  • News: Microsoft disrupts servers used by feared Zeus bank Trojan

    In the most significant cybercrime bust of the year so far, Microsoft and US banking organisations say they have disrupted a number of the most active botnets that have been attacking online banking customers across the world with impunity using the Zeus crimeware.

  • News: Latisys: Customers want off-premises private clouds

    The public cloud doesn't work for everyone, says Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys, a cloud, managed hosting and colocation service provider that announced an expansion of its offerings and facilities today.

  • News: Open source code libraries seen as rife with vulnerabilities

    A study of how 31 popular open-source code libraries were downloaded over the past 12 months found that more than a third of the 1,261 versions of these libraries had a known vulnerability and about a quarter of the downloads were tainted.

  • News: FTC chairman: Do-not-track law may not be needed

    A do-not-track law focused on protecting Web users' privacy may not be necessary, with private groups working to implement recommendations from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency's chairman said Monday.

  • How-Tos: How to back up and restore with Crashplan

    No matter how often we bang on about it, there will always be some people who neglect to back up their valuable data. But it’s an important task, so we’ll repeat our advice: fail to back up, and you’ll risk losing everything stored on your PC. Here, we show you how with Crashplan.

  • News: Barclays contactless card users exposed to fraud

    A flaw has been discovered in Barclays contactless bank cards that could allow customers' data to be stolen and used fraudulently without them even knowing about it.

  • News: US senators request Facebook password inquiry

    US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Charles Schumer have called for an investigation into employers asking job applicants for Facebook user names and passwords.

  • News: Facebook scammers host Trojan horse extensions on the Chrome Web Store

    Cybercriminals are uploading malicious Chrome browser extensions to the official Chrome Web Store and use them to hijack Facebook accounts, according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab.

  • News: Microsoft leads seizure of Zeus-related cybercrime servers

    Microsoft said on Monday it and several partners had disrupted several cybercrime rings that used a notorious piece of malicious software called Zeus to steal US$100 million over the last five years.

  • News: Huawei told not to apply for Australian broadband project

    Huawei called Australia's ban on the company from supplying equipment for its national broadband project due to security concerns a "setback".

  • News: On Facebook, Think Before You 'Like'

    Anyone who has survived middle school knows that publicly admitting you "like" someone can have serious repercussions. You've probably outgrown adolescent angst by now, but when you're roaming the halls of Facebook, you might want to consult your inner tween before clicking a 'Like' button. That's because Facebook, not unlike that nosy girl in seventh grade, wants to tell everyone about your objects of affection, via ads that make you an unwitting and unpaid celebrity endorser.

  • News: Hey Employers--My Facebook Password Is None of Your Business

    Some employers are demanding that individuals surrender their Facebook credentials as a condition of being hired. The practice is simply ludicrous, so don't be one of those employers.

  • News: Army sets encryption for specialist vehicles

    ViaSat has been selected by contractor General Dynamics in the UK to design and develop the on-board encrypted data storage systems for the new British Army Scout Specialist Vehicles (SV).

  • News: Mozilla at Work on Mobile Do Not Track

    You can opt out of being tracked online by using a Web browser with support for Do Not Track, a privacy feature that lets you tell supporting websites that you don't want to be tracked by third parties (advertisers, marketing firms, and the like). It's like putting yourself on an online version of the Do Not Call list.

  • News: Tech job seekers less likely to be asked for social-media passwords

    There's been a good amount of talk recently about employers asking for the login information of job applicants. So, should those in the tech world expect the question to be asked the next time they're in an interview?

  • News: Internet security better but foul exploits grow, IBM says

    IBM said it found surprising improvements in Internet security such as a reduction in application security vulnerabilities, exploit code and spam, but it also noted that those improvements come with a price: Attackers have been forced to rethink their tactics.



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