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Top-secret Australian files 'left at second-hand shop'
'the files had been found in locked filing cabinets'
'The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ordered an urgent review.'
'The [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] described it as "one of the biggest breaches of Cabinet security in Australian history"'
Whoever wrote that quote - sir, I doff my cap to you!
amusing  spying  security  puns  Australia  oops 
january 2018 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Cryptolocker ransomware has 'infected about 250,000 PCs'
Made me think; I'd really not care if it hit me. I'd just use another computer to google and ask friends about solving it, and use my antivirus to try and solve it. I've got pretty much fuck all that I care about that I can't retrieve, either from another computer, from cloud storage, or redownload from where I got it originally.
computer-viruses  security  encryption  computers  money  crime 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is your Twitter password secure?
'It's a scary world right now, guys. Your Twitter password can cause the Dow Jones to drop nearly 150 points and compel dozens of blogs to write breathless posts about the future of online journalism. You should be worried.'
silly  posttofacebook  awesome  amusing  people-suck  security  clever  stupidity  Internet  culture 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
IT Security in a Nutshell - The Fishbowl
Please don't write your password in response to this. (Hey, it's worth a try!)
posttofacebook  fail  amusing  people-suck  interesting  security 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Apple introducing extra protection against hackers | Technology | guardian.co.uk
'Two-factor authentication for iCloud and other services aims to help guard against hackers trying to access peoples' accounts'
technology  posttofacebook  hacking  Apple  PSA  useful  security  internet 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
National Security Letters ruled unconstitutional • The Register
'A federal court judge has ruled that National Security Letters (NSLs) – the controversial, ultra-clandestine surveillance tools used by the FBI to gather information on individuals – are unconstitutional and must be halted.'
via-#exalted  posttofacebook  freedom  USA  free-speech  crime  security  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Schneier on Security: Hacking the Papal Election
'As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, people like me wonder about the election process. How does it work, and just how hard is it to hack the vote?'
posttofacebook  Catholicisim  security  interesting  voting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
'If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newsletters'
interesting  surveilance  security  Do-you-feel-safe?  police  protest 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Amazon Quietly Closes Security Hole After Journalist's Devastating Hack | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
Amazon changed its customer privacy policies on Monday, closing security gaps that were exploited in the identity hacking of Wired reporter Mat Honan on Friday.
relates-to-another-of-today's-links  internet  hacking  security  technology  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
The way accounts are often chained together along with security policies designed more around letting stupid people access their stuff after losing their details than keeping out hackers means that wow, you can lose a lot, very quickly.

Some or all of the security holes may have been fixed, going by the titles of the related stories at the bottom of the page on this.
posttofacebook  technology  security  internet  dude...  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
CEO Of Internet Provider Sonic.net: We Delete User Logs After Two Weeks. Your Internet Provider Should, Too. - Forbes
'It seemed like half the time, the customer wasn’t the one right one, but they rolled over because it would be very embarassing. And I think that’s an abuse of process. I was unwilling to become part of that business model. In many cases the lawyers never pursued the case, and it was all bluster. But under that threat, you pay.'
piracy  intellectual-property  security  business  privacy  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Learn to Hack | TuxRadar Linux
Essential disclaimer: Hacking is bad/illegal Mmmmmkay? If it's not your computer and you're doing bad stuff, anyway.

'There are two rules of computer security: one – don’t buy a computer; and two – if you have to buy a computer, don’t turn it on. If you break these rules then you’ll be opening yourself up to potential problems. No system is 100% safe from hackers, but by following a few simple steps you can make yours much harder for intruders to attack.'
posttofacebook  post  technology  interesting  hacking  security 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Planning a trip to Canada or the Caribbean? US Immigration may have other ideas... - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent
'Even if the flight plan steers well clear of US territory, travellers whom the Americans regard as suspicious will be denied boarding.'
posttofacebook  fear  wtf  USA  terrorism  security  air-travel 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates
'Future updates to the browser would be applied without a user's knowledge to help beat scammers catching people out with fake updates.'
internet  Microsoft  wtf  security  interesting  news 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Who, What, Why: How do you reassemble shredded documents?
Governments and businesses have long used shredders to destroy sensitive documents. How easy is it to reassemble the pieces?
security  information  software  technology  interesting 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - GCHQ challenges codebreakers via social networks
'The organisation has invited potential applicants to solve a visual code posted at an unbranded standalone website.'
interesting  security  UK  espionage  jobs 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps • The Register
'…Trevor Eckhart showed how software from a Silicon Valley company known as Carrier IQ recorded in real time the keys he pressed into a stock EVO handset, which he had reset to factory settings just prior to the demonstration.'
wtf  privacy  security  surveilance  phones  smartphones  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Official Google Blog: Making search more secure
Google is moving towards defaulting to a secure connection (https) for searches. Interestingly, a lot of the pingback articles at the bottom seem rather unhappy about this.
interesting  technology  privacy  security  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet | Danger Room | Wired.com
'A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.'
military  security  technology  USA  interesting  computers  computer-viruses  hacking  war  War-on-Terror 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Julian Assange publishers to release autobiography without his consent | Media | The Guardian
'Canongate to publish 'unauthorised first draft' of WikiLeaks founder's autobiography it has secretly printed and shipped'
wikileaks  interesting  hacking  security  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Not Always Right | Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes » "He Who Giveth"
'I work as a security manager and share an office with the tech support teams in a hospital. One day, the client walks into the office…'
amusing  wtf  people-suck  security  stupidity 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
All WikiLeaks' secret US cables are on BitTorrent in full • The Register
"Wikileaks has accused a Guardian journalist of negligently publishing the passphrase for a database of unredacted secret US diplomatic cables in a book. The encrypted database is available on BitTorrent."
journalism  interesting  sousveilance  internet  technology  security 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Alternonymity « Aquarionics
Interesting comment on the Google+ pseudonymity debate.
geeky  identity  interesting  internet  security  computers  comment 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bruce Schneier’s Telepathic Takeover of the TSA | Danger Room | Wired.com
"Bruce Schneier is a telepath of unimaginable power. That’s the only possible explanation for the stunning reversal at the top of the Transportation Security Administration."
security  fear  amusing  interesting  terrorism  technology 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Identity at Mozilla
"Today we’re excited to announce BrowserID: an experimental new way of signing into websites. Our goal with BrowserID was to design something safe and easy for users and the developers."
security  browser  commercial  geeky  internet  technology 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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