Blog Posts Tagged with "Personally Identifiable Information"

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What Actually Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy

February 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Google did a great job of informing users that the privacy policy had been changed through emails and notifications. Unfortunately, while the policy might be easier to understand, Google did a less impressive job of publicly explaining what in the policy had actually been changed...

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Hacker Boasts of Intel Corporation Network Breach

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A hacker who goes by the handles "WeedGrower" and "X-pOSed" claims to have breached tech giant Intel and to have gained access to an Intel.com subscriber database that contains sensitive information including passwords, social security and credit card numbers...

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Four Keys for Intellectual Property Protection

February 07, 2012 Added by:Jason Clark

Intellectual property includes product designs, secret formulas, and other trade knowledge. It's what organized cybercrime, state governments and hackers are all going after. Why? Mostly because of the value. One stolen manufacturing process can be worth millions...

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Data Loss Doesn’t Always Mean Getting Hacked

February 03, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Recently UCLA announced 16,000 patients were potential victims of identity theft because a doctor’s home office was broken into and data stolen. Data breaches cost big bucks. Encryption in this scenario failed due to a password on a sticky note near the laptop...

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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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Leaking Vault Update: Records Breached Figure Passes One Billion

January 31, 2012 Added by:Suzanne Widup

Although 2007 and 2008 grew the most in terms of additional incidents being disclosed, 2008 showed the highest number of additional records, with almost 95 million. Though 2011 is not the highest in terms of incidents, it is now the leader for records disclosed thus far...

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Google Wallet and PCI Compliance

January 30, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

Hackers could decrypt the PAN given the high likelihood that the PIN to decrypt the PAN could be derived from information on a smartphone. The nightmare scenario would be development of malware delivered through the smartphone’s application store that harvests the PII...

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On Software Vendor Access to Customer Data

January 30, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

The issue is a massive one for the industry and in a back-channel discussions a number of people made comments regarding how much of a risk to the cloud industry service provider access to data is. One person went on to say that this perception is poison to sales growth...

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Facebook to Live Stream International Data Privacy Day Event

January 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Data Privacy Day is an international initiative that commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first international treaty dealing with privacy, security and data protection, which recognizes the right to protection of personal information as a fundamental freedom...

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Email Preferences or Security Invasion?

January 24, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Where do I draw the line about providing personally identifiable information? And what happens to the information I provide? Will the retailer ever sell the information – and what happens if the company’s database is hacked? All we need to do is remember Zappos...

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Shopper Trust and the Zappos Ordeal

January 23, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews

Often merchants just sell your information outright to make revenue off the data they’ve collected. Usually this is reserved for more nefarious merchants, and sometimes it is done out of ignorance of their own policies. But make no mistake – it DOES happen...

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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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Healthcare Data Interoperability Pain

January 18, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Imagine vendor-neutral, standard middleware for EHR applications that would expose data for patients and doctors using an encrypted Atom protocol – very simple, very easy to implement, easy to secure and with very clear privacy boundaries...

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2012 Has Delivered Her First Giant Data Breach

January 17, 2012 Added by:Josh Shaul

We consumers need to pressure business to change their practices and protect our information. By asking questions, we’ll force organizations to recognize the importance of effective security, and to either do it properly or lose customers to a competitor who will...

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Data Protection and Privacy Town Hall 2012

January 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Speakers will address the challenges businesses are facing as it applies to their practices, data security and privacy practices. Data Privacy Day is an international initiative to promote awareness that will enable individuals and business to protect their data...

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Zappos.com Hack: 24 Million Customer Records Breached

January 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A source has provided Infosec Island with a copy of a message they received while logging in to their account regarding a "security update". The message advises customers to change their password, but makes no mention of the massive data loss event...

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