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Online Narcotics Marketplace Utilized TOR

April 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The drug trafficking organization... was distributing dangerous and addictive drugs to every corner of the world, and trying to hide their activities through the use of advanced anonymizing on-line technology...”

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Cyber Criminals Top Secret Service Most Wanted List

April 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The majority of fugitives on the Secret Service's top ten most wanted list can be described as "cyber criminals". While the objectives remain the same, the ubiquity of the digital systems that pervade every aspect of our culture presents a new set of challenges for law enforcement...

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Experts Warn of Online Voting Security Issues

March 30, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Election officials who run and pursue online voting programs must understand that they are putting voters’ ballots at risk of being altered or deleted without anyone realizing it,” said Susannah Goodman of the Election Verification Network...

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NIST Steering Group to Support Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

March 15, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

"The committee will guide creation of an ‘Identity Ecosystem’ in which businesses and individuals can have more confidence in the security and privacy of their online transactions. The committee will also be responsible for identifying resources that will support the effort..."

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FTC Says Tax Fraud is On the Rise and Here's Why

March 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Used to be crooks snagged a Social Security number to open a credit card and run up charges. Now they've found an easier way to make money, according to the FTC: Identity thieves prefer to commit tax and wage-related fraud...

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Obama Unveils Blueprint for Online Privacy Bill of Rights

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Obama Administration today unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth...

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Is Information Online Legally Fair Game to Use for Marketing?

February 21, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Social media sites are booming. The amount of personal information posted to them, such as photos, videos, original stories, thoughts, gossip, is exploding. Marketers are drooling at the prospect of using all that “free” information. Well, it’s really not free, folks...

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How Will Facebook’s IPO Impact Online Privacy?

February 02, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

The dramatic shift away from protecting confidential data is due to “the Facebook era.” While we’ve all met new friends and reconnected with family members, the reality is that thieves are out there devising innovative ways to steal our identities and confidential data...

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NIST Workshop to Support Trusted IDs in Cyberspace

January 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The workshop will focus on how technologies and standards can help the framework of the Identity Ecosystem coalesce. As envisioned by the NSTIC, the Identity Ecosystem is a user-centric online environment—a set of technologies, policies and agreed upon standards...

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The Shifting Digital Sands of Online Jihad

January 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that Anonymous has potentially sparked these guys to think like them and perhaps even use their tactics instead of continuing just to shake their fingers at us as they yell. This would be an interesting paradigm change in the global Salafi movement as well as the tactics of AQ...

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WOMMA Releases Social Media Marketing Privacy Guidelines

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

WOMMA applauds the FTC's efforts at making transparency a key point. While it is not yet clear what effect these developments have had on the online marketing industry - we appreciate the agency's efforts to allow industry leaders to develop self-regulatory initiatives...

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Why I Won’t Teach You To Track Terrorists Online

January 17, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

This is an organic process. I learned by just doing it and in the process of “doing it” I had to learn A LOT of other things apart from technology issues like hacking/security/coding etc. Remember you are dealing with PEOPLE and you have to be adept and reading them...

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Autumn Spring: A Philosophical Look at the Internet

December 28, 2011 Added by:Richard Thieme

Internet pioneers such as J. C. R. Licklider, saw what would happen when we plugged computers into one another: We will live in a human-computer symbiosis, a coupling of symbol-manipulating networks that will be much greater than the sum of its parts...

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Trust: A Rare Commodity Online

November 09, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Dishonesty poses a challenge to banks and retailers in the form of theft. Theft is a big problem on the Internet, and any online business knows that they can’t afford to trust you, regardless of how honest you may be. The FFIEC recently instructed retailers and banks to enhance their security...

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Five Information Security Issues We All Face Today

November 09, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

Technology has done a great deal for changing the way we live and do business today. While the benefits are numerous, however, there have been challenges that come with that development. Here’s a look at some of the information security issues we all face...

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Google Yourself: Ego-Surfing Can Help Protect You

November 03, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

It’s clear that the information that’s readily available about a person — your so-called digital footprint — matters. Even Internet users who are careful about what they disclose online still must contend with the X factor: the information that other people post about them...

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