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SOPA Opera

We all have our concerns about piracy and violations of intellectual property, but the discussion taking place at the moment behind closed doors seems pretty one-sided.

Facebook, offensive content, and terse responses

I have yet to see any direct advice to Facebook users on the “Facebook Known Issues” page or the “Facebook Security” page.

Encryption, the Wonderdrug

One of the recurring themes of the past few years in the UK is data lost by the public sector on USB drives, CDs and so on.

SSL: Threatened by a BEAST of Prey

SSL isn’t hopelessly broken, but the widespread use of TLS 1.0 means that SSL cannot be regarded as fully “secure”

9/11: More Scams Upcoming

…the latest crop of malicious web pages to go up includes hooks such as “Bin Laden alive”, “in depth details about the terrorist attack”, “police investigation results” and “towers going down”,…

Proudhon and the Social Media

…both articles are concerned with breaches of copyright and IP abuse…

Calling for Backup

…what I had principly in mind at that point was the impact of some 4,800 of its customers whose businesses may have been threatened when data, sites and email on four of its servers were lost…

LulzSec lulls the NHS: not such bad lads?

…on the Twitter account owned by LulzSec that they had turned their attention to the NHS. Curiously enough, they seem to have been restrained and even responsible: while there’s an image out there of a message they claim to have sent to an administrator at an unidentified NHS site, they blacked out the details.

Phone Scams and Panic Attacks

…many scams work by panicking victims into taking some unwise action, whether it’s parting with their credit card details or opening a malicious program, claiming that some problem or illegal action is associated with their computer or IP address, such as transmitting malware or visiting paedophile or other pornographic sites…

Stuxnet, cyberwar, cybersabotage, blah…

While most of the recent media interest in Stuxnet has centred on the New York Times story, there’s been some thoughtful research published that considers it as just one aspect of larger issues: cyberwarfare, cyberespionage, cybersabotage and so on.

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