Cybersecurity

Anonymous comments: Some NY lawmakers say no; what say you?

A bill in the New York legislature would eliminate anonymous comments posted online. Aside from First Amendment concerns for the general public, what would such a law mean to government employees?

Cybersecurity

Anonymous claims theft of 1.7 G of data from DOJ

The hacker collective says it has made data taken from the Bureau of Justice Statistics available for public download as part of its ongoing anti-government campaign.

Cybersecurity

The 5 most common online swindles

Cyber criminals took people for $485 million in 2011 through a variety of scams, the Internet Crime Complaint Center reports. Here are common tactics to watch out for.

Cybersecurity

10 recommendations for securing the IT supply chain

NIST's streamlined guidance on risk management focuses on a set of key recommendations for ensuring the security and reliability of information and communications systems.

Cybersecurity

FBI seeks to expand wiretap law to social networks, IM, webmail

The FBI has drafted a proposal that would require social networking, webmail and IM sites, as well as voice-over-IP providers, to make their sites wiretap-ready, and it is asking those companies not to oppose the measure.

Cybersecurity

Mobile privacy risks: Who should alert end users?

Both industry and government are concerned about the potential for many mobile applications to share data with third parties without user consent.

Cybersecurity

House passes CISPA, despite veto threat

The first two cybersecurity bills being considered in the House during "Cyber Week," CISPA and the Federal Information Security Amendments Act, passed April 26; two more bills are to be considered today.

Cybersecurity

New chip tracks smart-phone locations down to the inch, even indoors

Broadcom's new chip uses sensors, wireless protocols and multiple satellite constellations to pinpoint locations outside or inside, and even tell you which floor you're on.

Cybersecurity

CISPA debate heats up in House as vote nears

Both sides agree on the need to better share threat information, but disagreement on how to protect privacy threatens the bill.

Cybersecurity

New malware targeting Mac OS X a 'wake-up call' for Apple users

The recently discovered SabPub and LuckyCat exploit Word vulnerabilities and are a sign Mac users need to get wise about patching, security experts say.

Cybersecurity

Anti-CISPA 'Stop Cyber Spying Week' protest gets under way

Internet advocacy groups oppose the information-sharing bill, which does have the support of some heavy industry hitters.

Cybersecurity

New phishing scam targets military users, DFAS warns

E-mail campaign tries to fool service members receiving disability payments into giving up their personal information, including tax returns.

Cybersecurity

DHS to track video-game consoles

DHS and the U.S. Navy are interested in extracting data from video game consoles purchased overseas, in order to catch terrorists and pedophiles.

Cybersecurity

Victim list in Utah medical-records hack grows to 780,000

State IT and health officials say 280,000 of the victims had their Social Security numbers stolen in the medical-records hack, which came from Eastern Europe.

Cybersecurity

FCC, wireless industry battle 'epidemic' of smart-phone thefts

The PROTECT Initiative will use a database of phone and tablet serial numbers to render lost or stolen devices inactive and educate the public on protective steps.

Cybersecurity

Right on bin Laden, analyst would use tweets to predict future

A company that called Osama bin Laden's death four hours before it was announced claims it can use tweets to predict the future, and has partnered with Twitter to prove it.

Cybersecurity

Hackers steal medical records on 181,000 from Utah server

The breach, apparently originating in Eastern Europe, took information on 181,604 Medicaid and CHIP recipients, including Social Security numbers for 25,000.

Cybersecurity

Plan for dealing with insider threats getting close

The FBI and ODNI are leading the initiative to put together the pieces of a coherent national policy on insider threats. “No agency is starting from scratch.”

Cybersecurity

Warrantless cell-phone tracking widespread, study finds

U.S. police routinely track cell phones in their investigations, but only a tiny minority obtain warrants to do so, according to an ACLU investigation.

Cybersecurity

White House: Put teeth into online privacy Bill of Rights

An administration official says that legislation is essential to effective protections in the proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

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