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US court dismisses suit brought against border laptop searches

US court dismisses suit brought against border laptop searches‏

A US federal court in New York closed out the year by saying that it's OK for the government to search travelers' electronic devices at border checkpoints without reasonable suspicion that people have done anything wrong, given that "reasonable" takes on a whole new dimension when you're talking about the crucial zone of border crossings.

US upholds the right to search your laptop at the border without warrant

US upholds the right to search your laptop at the border without warrant

A statement put out by the Department of Homeland Security says that hunches and intuition are enough to justify warrantless searches, and it's not explaining anything much beyond that. It goes on to provide Constitutional analysis that's mostly redacted.

42% of lost mobiles have no security in place to protect data, says report

42% of lost mobile gadgets have no security in place to protect data says report

Out of those who reported that they had lost devices, 42% had no security measures in place, and one in five contained access to work-related documents or email. Young, male Londoners, you're the worst when it comes to losing stuff, but take heart: you're the best at making sure your lost gadgets are secured.

US customs can and will seize laptops and cellphones, demand passwords

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If you don't like the idea of the US government reading the sensitive contents of your computer, you may wish to take steps before you travel there.

How to stay safe when traveling for the holidays

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Whether you approach the holiday travel season with dread or excitement chances are you will be carrying one or more mobile devices and looking for those last minute travel bargains. Naked Security's Lisa Vaas provides her advice on what to watch out for this year.

Toddlers and technology: a bad mix?

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Do your kids use your phone, laptop or tablet? Turns out you are not alone. A recent survey shows that 60% of little people aged six months to two years play with such devices. Question is, what are the security implications?

UK councils fined £150,000 for data loss, but who gets the cash?

UK councils fined £150,000 for data loss, but who gets the cash?

Turns out that password protection just ain't enough anymore. Councils need to encrypt laptops as well, and this was an expensive lesson for UK councils Ealing and Hounslow to learn. Question is: who benefits from these fines?

Computer security in schools

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Getting computer security right in a school is much trickier than doing so in a business. How much money can you spend? How much time can you devote to the problem? Should you have a regime in which you enforce Read more…