Articles Tagged with "Privacy"


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Mozilla Plans Fix for CSS History Hack

March 31, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

The CSS history hack is soon going to close. If you look at the original Bugzilla thread this is something that Mozilla had marked as a P1 bug since 2002. You heard me right, this P1 bug has been open for 8 years. And here we are, on the cusp of an actual fix.

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Durex condom orders exposed on the Internet

March 22, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Remember the Astroglide breach, when customers who ordered samples of the lubricant had their personal details exposed online? Now there are allegations that Durex condom orders were leaking on the web.

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File-Sharing Software Potential Threat to Health Privacy – Study

March 03, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Cross-Posted from: http://www.databreaches.net/?p=10367A research report on file-sharing risks that compares risks for personal financial information to personal health information:

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Nevermind, I Was Wrong, Google Is Evil

February 15, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

I [,RSnake have] been waiting a while to do this post - several weeks actually since my original post. In that post, I applauded Google’s apparent interest in reigning censorship as “the first really truly non-evil thing I have seen Google do in years”. Since then, I thought it appropriate to give them some time to sift through the nuances of their blog post - you know, to give t...

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Looking back on 2009

January 03, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The breach of Heartland Payment Systems grabbed the headlines for much of the year and the entire population of Belize had their birth details stolen when a government employee left a laptop in a car, but what else went on?

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If DOD can do this, why can’t they manage to remove SSNs?

December 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Defense Department will not meet its end-of-the-year deadline for removing Social Security numbers from military ID cards as they are issued or renewed, the Pentagon has confirmed.

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Many More Government Records Compromised in 2009 than Year Ago, Report Claims

December 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

If you’re bummed about the data in your department that just got breached, you have some cold comfort. Although the combined number of reported data breaches in the government and the military has dropped in 2009 compared to last year, many more records were compromised in those breaches, according to recent figures compiled by a California nonprofit.

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Federal Data Security Law: ‘Careful What You Wish For’

November 12, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

A federal cybersecurity law edged closer to reality late last week when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to protect the personal data of Americans. The bill is a bipartisan effort sponsored by Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and co-sponsored by former Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that would, among other things, force companies and data brokers to institute data privacy and security p...

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Government accused of ‘cover up’ over lost farmer tapes

November 06, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been accused of a “cover up” after two back-up tapes went missing containing the banking details of around 100,000 farmers.

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Senate Panel Clears Data Breach Bills

November 05, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved two companion bills that would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals of security breaches involving sensitive personally identifiable information. Both bills go to the Senate for consideration.

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Judge: FTC Cannot Make Lawyers Comply With Identity Theft Laws

October 29, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Federal Trade Commission cannot force practicing lawyers to comply with new regulations aimed at curbing identity theft, a federal judge ruled today at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Coalition for Patient Privacy Calls on HHS to Repeal the Breach Notification Rule

October 28, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Coalition for Patient Privacy urges the Department of Health and Human Services to revise and repeal the interim final rule (IFR) establishing requirements for notification of breaches of unsecured protected health information.

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LifeLock barred from placing fraud alerts in Experian settlement

October 22, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

LifeLock Inc. and Experian Information Solutions Inc. have settled their lawsuit, and the agreement permanently blocks the original process LifeLock used to protect its clients.

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FTC settles latest charges against ChoicePoint

October 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

ChoicePoint, Inc., one of the nation’s largest data brokers, has agreed to strengthened data security requirements to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company failed to implement a comprehensive information security program protecting consumers’ sensitive information, as required by a previous court order. This failure left the door open to a data breach in 2008 that co...

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Call centre recordings could breach payment card industry security rules

October 15, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

More than 95% of call centres were found to store customers’ credit card details in recordings of phone conversations in breach of industry rules, according to a survey conducted by a call recording technology company.

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