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Public-access kiosk SNAFU gives public access to intimate personal information

New Zealand public-access kiosk SNAFU gives public access to intimate personal information

Kiwi journalist Keith Ng wrote over the weekend about his experiences with kiosk computers at a New Zealand government department.

Ng's experience was both dramatic and worrying. He was able to access far, far too much.

FBI hits back at Anonymous - your claims are TOTALLY FALSE

FBI hits back at Anonymous - your claims are TOTALLY FALSE

FBI pwned? Had UDID data? Sez who?

RoMOS - Russia rolls its own secure tablet because it doesn't trust Google Android

RoMOS - Russia rolls its own secure tablet because it doesn't trust Google Android

Increasingly concerned about its reliance on Western mobile technologies and data networks, the Russian government this week announced that a government sponsored project has produced a secure tablet for use by state industries and government officials.

Cancer Care Group leaves unencrypted server backups in car, loses data on 55,000 patients and staff

Cancer Care Group leaves unencrypted server backups in car, loses data on 55,000 patients and staff

Indiana-based Cancer Care Group has lost server backups with data on 55,000 patients and staff from a parked car.

We have to ask, "Why would anyone, ever, leave an unencrypted laptop unattended in a car?"

Yahoo Voices hacked, nearly half a million emails and passwords stolen

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Yahoo Voices suffers a serious security breach, with over 450,000 unencrypted usernames and passwords posted online by hackers.

US Senate proposes national data breach notification act

US Senate proposes national data breach notification act

A new bill has been brought before the US Senate that would unify data breach notification laws across the United States. Read on for what's protected and how it would work.

Backups are good - but don't forget to check your backups work [VIDEO]

Backups are good - but don't forget to check your backups work [VIDEO]

The "Toy Story 2" movie was nearly lost forever because of failing backup software.

Watch the video to find out the story, and how the classic animated movie was recovered.

London Marathon website goof leaks 38,000 contact details

London Marathon website goof leaks 38,000 contact details

The home addresses and personal email details of some 38,000 participants in Sunday's London Marathon were exposed for anyone to access on the race's official website.

Celebrities were amongst those who had their private details exposed by the glitch.

Games developer Rockyou fined $250K for not securely storing customer data

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Rockyou were fined by the FTC for storing customer data in plain text. 32 million login details were stolen and published on the web. What can the rest of us learn from this?

Corrupt call center workers selling your private information for pennies

Corrupt call center workers selling your private information for pennies

An undercover investigation in India has uncovered that some call center workers have been selling confidential information on nearly 500,000 Britons.

Digital Playground porn passwords exposed by hackers

Digital Playground porn passwords exposed by hackers

A hacking group calling itself The Consortium claims to have stolen the details of more than 70,000 users of the Digital Playground porn website.

Cloud storage data risks and encryption

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Are you encrypting the data you keep in the cloud? Or are you trusting the cloud storage providers to do a decent job at security?

350,000 users exposed by hardcore porn hack

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A hacker claims to have stolen information from 350,000 users of Brazzers, a hardcore production company based in North America, to highlight a security vulnerability.

Encrypted? Check. Strong passphrase? Check. Mailing them together? Oops.

Jailed terrorist gets 4 more months for refusing to hand over USB stick password

Encryption only helps secure your data when the keys are a secret, a lesson learned the hard way by Ernst and Young and Regions Financial.

DreamHost warns customers of possible password breach

DreamHost warns customers of possible password breach

A database server at DreamHost is illegally accessed by a hacker, and the passwords of some customers may have been compromised.

Symantec source code breach saga continues

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The wrangle between Indian cybercrew The Lords of Dhamaraja and Symantec over a source code breach in 2006 continues.

Whatever happened, the fact remains: this was a cybercrime and the "hackers" are the crooks.

Zappos turns off phones after up to 24 million customer records exposed

Zappos data breach

Online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos.com has warned its users that it has suffered a massive data breach, impacting up to 24 million customers.

Despite what you may think, IT security *is* your business

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If you spend a lot of time paying attention to IT (in)security it can drive you to rant on occasion. This is one of those occasions, as too many companies are putting their future and their customers at risk thinking that "IT security isn't our busniess".

Stolen Stratfor mailing list used to Rickroll customers... This time

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Customers of Stratfor who had their account details published by Anonymous last month started receiving joke spam messages today containing the famous Rickroll video. This message is a pertinent reminder that many of our emails and business relationships were disclosed by cyber criminals last year and to never click links or open attachments in email messages.

Safeguards for ethical hackers spurned by Australian government

Australia spurns ethical hacker protection

The Australian government has thumbed its nose at legal safeguards for ethical hackers, according to security researcher Alana Maurushat.

Industry professionals say they went out of their way to submit proposals for recent reviews of cybercrime laws, but the government decided to reject them all.