3-9-2011 – 28-8-2011

New round of scam scratchie cards in the mail Provided By N.S.W. Gov

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 3, 2011 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Commonwealth logo, ACCC Logo and Scamwatch banner

August 2011: SCAMwatch and Carnival Australia are warning Australians to beware of a …

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Anonymous attacked WikiLeaks

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 3, 2011 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Anonymous members have taken responsibility for launching a denial of service attack against Wikileaks this week using a custom-built tool that exploits a SQL server flaw.

Members were conducting field tests of the to…

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Facebook revamps security settings

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 3, 2011 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Two-faced Windows 8 splits for touch and mouse

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 3, 2011 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Forking device market.

Microsoft will stick with the Windows Phone 7 inspired tile interface for Windows 8, but users will get a heavier option…

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Are ‘hactivists’ freedom fighters or the new face of evil?

 Posted by Caspertwin on August 28, 2011 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)
As you?ll know by now, hacktivist group Anonymous has vandalised the home page of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, posting a message which started: ?To the Syrian people: the world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad?. The response from within Syria was swift, with the so-called ?Syrian Electronic Army? retaliating by defacing Anonymous?s fledgling social network, Anon+. So, was the backlash uncalled for? Groups such as LulzSec and Anonymous have what many … Read Full Post »

Mobile charging stations steal data from devices

 Posted by Caspertwin on August 28, 2011 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)
USB mode silently comes to life. Security researchers have demonstrated how data can be stolen from Windows, Android and Apple devices by unassuming power charging towers. In an attack demonstrated at the Defcon hacking conference, mobile phone charging units were rigged to pull data from phones plugged into them. They were laced with different power charging adaptors to make them more appealing. Some stock phones were safe since they deactivated USB mode when they were powered off, … Read Full Post »

What’s a fair punishment for data breaches?

 Posted by Caspertwin on August 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Stakeholders ponder penalties and mandatory notification laws. Australia?s light touch to breaches of the Privacy Act may not be enough to protect consumers and punish the companies that put their personal information at risk, experts say. Government investigations into data breaches rose 27 percent last year but in the absence of mandatory notification laws in Australia, the worst breaches go unreported. In the past year, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner investigated alleged bre… Read Full Post »

Privacy lawsuit targets comScore

 Posted by Caspertwin on August 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Alleged data siphoning. Online data tracking service comScore has been accused of siphoning confidential information including passwords, credit card numbers and Social Security numbers from unsuspecting users, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The proposed class action lawsuit, filed on behalf of two plaintiffs who downloaded comScore software, also alleges comScore scans all files on users’ personal computers and modifies security settings. The lawsuit against comScore, one of … Read Full Post »

How to check if a Web site is safe

 Posted by Caspertwin on August 28, 2011 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Have you been phished? Whether you use a Mac, Windows, or Linux, iOS or Android, there’s a real strong chance that somebody has sent you an e-mail or text message in an attempt to get at your personal information. Data means money, and you’re a big ol’ dollar sign to the bad guys. The best recommendation I can offer is to browse smart. That means you ought to always double-check the URL of your banking site, social networking site, and e-mail site before you log in. Most browsers, including Fir… Read Full Post »

US embassy reports on human cloning and UFO cult in Canada

 Posted by Caspertwin on August 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Viewing cable 03MONTREAL1, CLONING CLAIM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON QUEBEC-BASED If you are new to these pages, please read an introduction on the structure of a cable as well as how to discuss them with others. See also the FAQs Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin 03MONTREAL1 2003-01-03 16:05 2011-08-26 00:00 UNCLASSIFIED Consulate Montreal This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MONTRE… Read Full Post »

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