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Common Information Security lapses

Image by purpleslog via FlickrUser Security Opening email attachments with integrated email clients Not updating client software Downloading untrusted software Not creating or testing backups Using wireless router connected inside the LAN Strategic Security Not providing training to security personnel Only addressing physical security, neglecting data security Not validating security fixes Relying on firewall for […]

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Skype and Information Privacy

According to an SF chronicle article by Peter Svensson (Oct 3, 2008, pg. c4) “A Canadian researcher (Nart Villeneuve) has discovered that the Chinese version of eBay Inc.’s Skype communication software snoops on text chats that contain keywords like “democracy”. “ In other words, the Chinese version of Skype was used for surveillance of text […]

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