Cellphone Wiretapping For The Masses

At a recent Black Hat security conference in DC, two cyber-security techies showed how easy it is to wiretap another person’s cellphone. David Hulton and Steve Muller showed off a new method for breaking the GSM encryption used by major cellphone service providers to prevent eavesdropping on cellphone communications. Hulton and Muller say their method […]

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Royal Ripoff on FaceBook – Prince The Victim of Identity Theft

Proving that anyone can be the victim of identity theft, the Associated Press has run a news story on how a Moroccan prince had his identity stolen on FaceBook.com by a government employee. According to the AP story — Moroccan police have arrested a state-employed engineer for allegedly stealing the identity of King Mohammed VI’s […]

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Test Your Knowledge of Online Phishing Scams

Online phishing scams cost people a lot of privacy and money each year. Think you will never get caught by a phishing scam? Take McAfee’s 10 question online phishing scam quiz and test your phishing IQ. This quiz is useful for everyone from your average online layperson on up to a company’s Chief Technology / […]

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Papau Indonesia May Monitor HIV Carriers With Microchips

In a controversial move to fight the spread of HIV in Indonesia’s Papau, lawmakers are considering a proposal to monitor the behavior of known HIV carriers with a microchip implant. From Breitbart.com — Lawmakers in Indonesia’s Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid […]

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Loan Providers Misusing Federal Student Database

According to a 4/15/2007 Washington Post article, student loan providers with access to a national student database have searched the personal and confidential information for tens of millions of student borrowers in ways that violate federal rules. The questionable searches on the database have grown so considerable that the Education Department is considering a temporary […]

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