Microsoft Has Been Hacked, And It May Be A Googler's Fault — 7 retweets 2 favorites
“Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here.
“David Litchfield of security firm Acuvant reveals that the McDonalds from Sydney Airport records its customers conversations. Your conversations will be audio and video recorded for quality assurance purposes, reads a sign at the entrance. Although it might be a good thing that the company is trying to offer quality services to customers, one cant help but wonder about the privacy implications of such practices….”
“In a new SecureList blog post, Kaspersky Lab researcher Vicente Diaz has described a new frontier in a relatively old online scam. Phishers, tired of building fake websites to lure victims into unintentionally giving away email addresses, passwords or even financial information are beginning to use Google Docs to siphon data from the unwary.
“U.S. and New Zealand law enforcement action against filesharing kingpin Kim Dotcom and associates was set in motion over a year ahead of the raid on the Megaupload founders mansion in January, and police knew their tactical assault by helicopter would be perceived as overbearing, redacted police documents show. Known as the Blue Folder, the planning documents obtained by Computerworld from the Auckland High Court reveal that that N.Z
“CyCon 2012, a cyber conflict conference organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence brought together 400 participants from 39 countries. The event stretched over 4 days with the workshops on the conference pre-day and the main event taking place from 6-8 June.
“My 12-year-old son said to me recently after getting home from school, Hey, Mommy, did you know that Wal-Mart can tell when youre pregnant? And so can Target! Even before anyone else knows!…”
“The Internet puts people, systems, and networks in constant contact worldwide, and it needs a global, coordinated effort to protect digital systems from online threatsjust like the public health communitys efforts to defend our bodies from illness.