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This Week In Privacy: May 2, 2009

ABC News

Facebook Fights Phising Attacks
Most of us trust our Facebook friends, don´t we? And do we really think twice before clicking on links they send us? We should, especially considering Facebook has recently issued a security alert warning of potential phishing attacks.Trust your friends, but be cautious of links.

IT Security

IT Security Ask the Experts: Top Queries of April 2009
A few solid questions on cracking your precious passwords, how to find a lost password, Kapersky protection and more. And if you’ve got a story to share, this is the place to do it.

Cnet news

Twitter´s Network Gets Breached Again
You may not have been the target like Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher were, but 10 Twitter accounts seemed to have been recently compromised. Email address and phone number were compromised but passwords seemed to stay safe, except for the weak point – the administrator password.

This Week In Privacy: April 18, 2009


Phishers Use Loopholes, New Tech To Step Up Attacks
Cyber criminals no longer rely on the Nigerian email phishing hoax, but now “location-based spam” which takes victims to sites related to local disasters or other topics of interest seem to be the new phishing trend.

Saving vs. Remembering Passwords
A quick Q&A with some simple yet important questions which may give some insight on well known topics such as just how safe are passwords stored in your browser.


Avoid Internet Scams, Online ID Theft
The term identity has been vastly redefined in the age of Web 2.0. Here is a look at how identity has changed and what just how important it is to protect it.

This Week In Privacy: April 11, 2009

The Online News Hour

Cyber Crime and Spying Threaten National Security
The FBI has ranked cyber crime as the third-greatest threat to U.S. national security, after nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction. Here is a look at some examples of online crimes.

The Wichita Eagle

Scam Mimics Visa Security Program
Phony messages instructing Visa credit card -holders to sign up for the Verified by Visa program by downloading a form and pasting it into their Web browser sounds a bit more than phishy.

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft increased by 50 percent nationally last year alone, and all 50 states experienced an increase in such cases from 2007. A few well known facts about identity theft and more.

This Week In Privacy: April 4, 2009

Computer Act!ve

Children Hack Friend’s And Family’s Online Accounts
Children hacking into and impersonating  friend’s online accounts? Facebook trends that could unknowingly put your passwords at risk? This is an interesting look at how the new generation perceive online identity.

Government Technology

Phishing For Passwords
You may think you know everything about password protection, but sometimes basic rules are the easiest to forget. Here’s a real story of a, IT savvy individual who fell victim to password theft.


A Who’s Who of Hackers
The title says it all. CNET gives us a list of some of the most infamous hackers of all time and their crime. The comments themselves are worth the read.

This Week In Privacy: March 28, 2009


Obama Cybersecurity Team Consults Rights Groups
U.S. President Obama and his cybersecurity team are working side by side with civil liberties groups, trying to ensure that steps taken towards securing the US nation’s computer infrastructure don’t cross any civil liberty boundaries.

New Alert After Online Theft Doubles
This UK published article talks about the growing rate of online identity theft. But it gets worse… banks may no longer want to take full responsibility for this rising cybercrime.


World’s 10 Worst Passwords
You’ve probably seen them before and wondered – Does someone really use that as a password? Your password may not be on the list, but are your password-protecting habits as good as your passwords?

This Week In Privacy: March 21, 2009


Comcast Customer Usernames, Passwords Exposed In Possible Phishing Attack
8,000 customer account information made public online? If one of the exposed passwords was reused for other accounts, someone could have access not only to one customer account, but all others with that same password.

Be Alert For a New Phishing Email!
If you have an account with, e-commerce/e-auction company, specializing in global trading, you may want to take a look at this phishing email alert.

Security Book Chapter: The Truth About Identity Theft
Worrying about your online security is vital. Wondering how safe the online applications you use is necessary. But sometimes all it takes to get someone’s password is just asking.

This Week in Privacy: March 14, 2009

New Identity Theft Law
The 2008, Section 114 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) does aim to protect financial institutions from identity theft, but just what is a financial institution? You might want to know.

Prevent Company Identity Theft
Some very useful tips on how to keep your company out of the hands of cyber criminals. An online-security-101 guide which proves to be fundamental.

Many Brits Use Same Password Across All Sites – Study
An amazing twenty percent of Brits use and reuse the same password across all their accounts! And that’s just one astounding fact from this quick UK study.

This Week In Privacy: March 7, 2009

Las Vegas Sun

In Cases of ID Theft, Numbers Do Lie
According to Federal Trade Commission statistics, Nevada has the nation’s third-worst identity theft problem. Or does it? Identity theft is often a crime that goes unreported, making the number of victims rise even further.


Are Passwords Our Best Security Option?
There are many alternatives to passwords as an entry-way to sensitive information stored on the web, but what are the alternatives and are they any safer? The key may be to find a safe place to store passwords.

Facebook Virus and Phishing Warning
Receiving any Facebook alerts for password reset?  Hmmm… sounds like phishing. Don’t be fooled by savvy hackers sending out malicious messages to your Facebook account. Protect yourself.

This Week In Privacy: Feb 28, 2009

ID Theft Tops List of 2008 Consumer Complaints
It’s no surprise, identity theft is consistent at placing number one in consumer complaint reports and 2008 is no exception. Here are a few statistics from the Federal Trade Commission.

Poor Password Practice Putting Users At Risk
Gartner research proves that internet users are using poor password management habits and reusing passwords. Awareness is increasing, now habits need to as well.


When Paranoia Isn’t Enough
Almost 10 million US adults victim of identity theft last year, and here  is one victim’s story, who luckily knew the impact this cyber crime can have.

This Week In Privacy: Feb 7, 2009

Man Blames Bank Security For $328,540 in Online Theft
“Somehow, someone was able to get the pass code to my account”. Unfortunately this is an all too common phrase but this time, it cost someone over $300,000!

Daily Tech

New Study Reveals Human Error Is Greatest Security Flaw
So it seems numbers are going down when it comes to security breaches but what is the cause of the numbers that remain? Human error.

Use Facebook? Beware Identity Theft
Social networking is what makes Web 2.0 so much fun but, it’s probably best not to get too sidetracked and begin to secure the link to our online identity – password.