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Prosecutors Demand Laptop Password

July 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Ordering the defendant to enter an encryption password puts her in the situation the Fifth Amendment was designed to prevent: having to choose between incriminating herself, lying under oath, or risking contempt of court..."

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Understanding Offensive Security

June 30, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman

“National security authorities may not even acknowledge that their interests align with a company that has suffered a cyber attack; therefore, companies must think about retaliation..."

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EFF Releases 'Know Your Digital Rights' Guide

June 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Sometimes police can search your computer whether you like it or not, but sometimes they can't. We wrote this guide to help you tell the difference and to empower you to assert your rights when the police come knocking..."

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Authorities Bust $72 Million Dollar Conficker Fraud Ring

June 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The Security Service of Ukraine, in coordination with the law enforcement agencies of United States, Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Germany, Latvia, Cyprus and other countries (10 in total), defeated illegal activity of the international criminal group of hackers..."

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One in Four Cyber Criminals Turn In Their Friends

June 26, 2011 Added by:Lee Munson

You are not going to find much sympathy by most people since you are out there doing something illegal. So you must be just like the rest of the criminal world and prepare to live your life by trusting very few people and always be aware that anyone can turn on you...

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FBI Disrupts International Scareware Crime Ring

June 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The FBI, collaborating with our international law enforcement and prosecution partners, have worked tirelessly to disrupt two significant cybercriminal networks. Their efforts demonstrate that no matter the country, Internet criminals will be pursued, caught and prosecuted...”

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EFF Files Amicus Brief on Digital Search Warrants

June 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU Vermont, urged the Vermont Supreme Court to reject prosecutors' demands to override a judge's instructions and allow a limitless warrant for a computer search...

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Twelve Tips for Combating Identity Theft

June 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The bad news is that the cost of remediating an identity theft event increased by sixty-three percent over the same time period, and the incidence of "friendly fraud" - identity theft by an acquaintance of the victim - rose seven percent...

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FBI Recruits One in Four U.S. Hackers as Informants

June 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The FBI are always there. They are always watching, always in the chatrooms. You don't know who is an informant and who isn't, and to that extent you are vulnerable..."

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The Security Industry’s Dirty Linen

June 02, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons

In the security industry we don’t usually look at copyright violations, but at cybercriminals that want to steal money and information. The fight takes place in a number of fields, but we shouldn’t forget that we are not police officers even though we are fighting against the same bad guys...

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DHS Should Halt Suspicionless Searches at Border

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The continual evolution in how people use electronic devices in their everyday lives creates growing tension between the Fourth Amendment guarantees and what historically has been viewed as a narrow exception to the requirements for probable cause and a warrant..."

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Warrantless Cell Phone Searches on the Rise

May 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The police can ask you to unlock the phone -- which many people will do -- but they almost certainly cannot compel you to unlock your phone without the involvement of a judge..."

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FBI Surveillance: If We Told You, You Might Sue

May 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These businesses would be substantially harmed if their customers knew that they were furnishing information to the FBI. The stigma of working with the FBI would cause customers to cancel the companies' services and file civil actions to prevent further disclosure of subscriber information..."

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MSP Statement on Use of Cell Phone Data Extraction Devices

April 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Infosec Island received a Twitter message from the Michigan State Police regarding an article about the MSP using data extraction devices to collect information from cell phones of motorists detained for minor traffic infractions. The official statement from the MSP is as follows...

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Hidden iOS File Records Tracking Information

April 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Anyone who gains access to this single file could likely determine the location of the user's home, the businesses he frequents, the doctors he visits, the schools his children attend, and the trips he has taken over the past months or even a year..."

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Feds Want Supreme Court to Allow Warrantless GPS Tracking

April 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The court of appeals’ decision seriously impedes the government’s use of GPS devices at the beginning of an investigation when officers are gathering evidence to establish probable cause and provides no guidance on the circumstances under which officers must obtain a warrant...

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