Category Archives: internet safety

Angara hopes separability clause will save cybercrime law pending in SC, amid alarm on child porn

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Edgardo Angara on Sunday expressed hope for the immediate resolution of the petition in the Supreme Court stopping implementation of the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012, so the law can be used to stop … Continue reading

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A New Year resolution: Simplify security

  As the year comes to close and we look ahead to 2014, many of us turn our attention to New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking or getting fit are all popular goals. But as our lives become more … Continue reading

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NIST Seeking Input on Cyber Security R&D Center

  The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cyber Security Center of Excellence is seeking input on a proposal to have a contractor operate a federally funded research and development center. The cyber security center of excellence – NCCoE, was established … Continue reading

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Hacking: Number One Fear among Consumers

  Hacking is the biggest concern that Internet users in the U.S. have, according to a new study. People are extremely concerned about the theft of their information, and they want the federal government to take more steps to protect them. Growing … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Insurance Coverage Takes Shape

  Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, has become the latest to tie its future to the delivery of policies covering cyber attacks, as noted in the Insurance Journal. Although such well-established firms develop policies that will help small to medium businesses … Continue reading

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Cooperation is key to Africa’s security future

  It has been a slow process, but the world is finally waking up to the reality of cyber-security in Africa. The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has identified Africa as a problem area in its eight-year evaluation of the modern threats to … Continue reading

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Wii U GamePad reverse engineered for PC streaming

  The Wii U GamePad has been reverse engineered to stream PC games. Hackers presented their findings during this year’s Chaos Communication Congress, in a talk titled ‘Reverse engineering the Wii U Gamepad’, reports Polygon. “When the Wii U was released, a few console hackers … Continue reading

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Hacker took over BBC computer server, tried to ‘sell’ access

  BOSTON: A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain’s public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system. While it is not known if … Continue reading

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Inspector General Issues Harsh Report on FEC Computer Security

  A federal Inspector General has released a harsh assessment of an agency that has repeatedly failed to improve computer security even after suffering a hacking attack. The Inspector General of the Federal Election Commission today issued an independent audit report on the agency’s … Continue reading

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Kashmir police asks Google to remove ‘objectionable’ maps

The US-based company’s legal director Susan Infantino said it refused to oblige the demands of Indian authorities.   SRINAGAR —  Global internet search engine Google was asked by Kashmir’s Cyber Crime Investigation Cell to take off current depictions of the disputed Kashmir in five Google Maps domains … Continue reading

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