Facebook leak, Canadian spam, Opera breach - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Filed Under: Cryptography, Data loss, Featured, Malware, Privacy, Spam, Video

It's Saturday, and that means 60 Second Security, where we aim to touch on some of the more thought-provoking security topics of the past week in just one minute of video.

Why not give this week's video a go? [Higher resolution available directly from YouTube. Click the Captions icon for closed captions.]

Previous three episodes:

"Bounty"
22 June 2013
"Prism"
15 June 2013
"Citadel"
08 June 2013

In this episode:

  • Facebook suffers a data leakage crisis where information uploaded by X about Y may be downloadable by Z.
  • Canada is the last G8 country to go for anti-spam legislation. Only it just got delayed again. Might be ready by 2014. Or 2017.
  • A Korean graphical designer created an "anti-surveillance" font. It doesn't work, but, hey, it's the thought that counts.
  • And Opera wrote up a "Security attack stopped" incident. Except it was more like "Security attack not stopped."

(If you enjoyed this video, you'll find plenty more on the SophosLabs YouTube channel.)

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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog