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Uncommon new worm targets Word and Excel files

Uncommon new worm targets Word and Excel files | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Trend Micro researchers have uncovered a new malware family targeting Word and Excel files: the Crigent worm (a.k.a. Power Worm).

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'Safe harbour' for Facebook, Google proposed for Aus privacy law

'Safe harbour' for Facebook, Google proposed for Aus privacy law | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
ALRC offers sneak peek of unreleased recommendations.
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Price of stolen Target cards dropping in underground market

Price of stolen Target cards dropping in underground market | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
The price of Target credit cards available for sale in underground online markets is rapidly declining, according to a recent report.
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Twitter Commerce Plans Leak: When Will Businesses Learn About Secure Data Sharing? - Intralinks CollaboristaBlog

Twitter Commerce Plans Leak: When Will Businesses Learn About Secure Data Sharing? - Intralinks CollaboristaBlog | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
When will businesses learn about secure data sharing? Enterprise level file-sharing solutions would have provided document-level security.
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Target hackers: Woohoo, we're rich! Um. Guys? Anyone know how to break bank encryption?

Target hackers: Woohoo, we're rich! Um. Guys? Anyone know how to break bank encryption? | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Armour plating won't hold out forever, claim infosec bods
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Help Bring Privacy Laws Into 21st Century — Krebs on Security

Help Bring Privacy Laws Into 21st Century — Krebs on Security | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
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“One Stop Shop” – The Devil is in the Detail – CR-online.de Blog

“One Stop Shop” – The Devil is in the Detail – CR-online.de Blog | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt - Qualifizierte Fachinformationen f�r Rechtsanw�lte, Steuerberater und Wirtschaftspr�fer
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Only 24% of Europeans use different passwords for different websites

Only 24% of Europeans use different passwords for different websites | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
According to a large-scale survey which questioned over 27,000 people across the European Union on their internet use, security attitudes and experiences, many are put off using online services by ...
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Privacy, Human Rights Groups Form New Anti-Surveillance Coalition

Privacy, Human Rights Groups Form New Anti-Surveillance Coalition | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
A large group of privacy and digital rights organizations has put together a new effort to urge politicians to curtail the mass surveillance operations that have been exposed in the last few months...
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European Union Set To Push On With New Data Protection Rules Despite UK Opposition | SecurityWatch

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Euro Parliament axes data sharing with US – the NSA swiped the bytes anyway

Euro Parliament axes data sharing with US – the NSA swiped the bytes anyway | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Hacking claims now probed by Continent's cops
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French consumer watchdog sues tech giants over data privacy

French consumer watchdog sues tech giants over data privacy | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
One of the top consumer watchdogs in France has sued social media giants Twitter, Facebook and Google over their datacollection policies.
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NHS England patient data 'uploaded to Google servers', Tory MP says

NHS England patient data 'uploaded to Google servers', Tory MP says | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Health select committee member Sarah Wollaston queries how data was secured by PA Consulting and uploaded to servers outside UK Police will have 'backdoor' access to health records
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Getting documents all too easy for Snowden

Getting documents all too easy for Snowden | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
NSA seems to have had rubbish security behind the firewall
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Contractor creds used in Target hack

Contractor creds used in Target hack | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Warnings to monitor and log third party access.
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For Tor, Publicity a Mixed Blessing | Threat Level | Wired.com

For Tor, Publicity a Mixed Blessing | Threat Level | Wired.com | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
HAMBURG – For an intoxicating moment last summer, the revelation of the NSA's Net surveillance programs seemed to have radically transformed public attitud
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Brightest Flashlight Free - the Android app that secretly sent user location to advertisers

Brightest Flashlight Free - the Android app that secretly sent user location to advertisers | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Tens of millions of Android users have installed the Brightest Flashlight Free app, not realising that the app engaged in dirty tricks to share information about users' location and devices with advertisers without consent.
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You have a Skype voicemail. PSYCHE! It's just some fiendish Trojan-flinging spam

You have a Skype voicemail. PSYCHE! It's just some fiendish Trojan-flinging spam | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
UK plod warn punters NOT to unzip those files
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How Protected is My Data at Rest?

How Protected is My Data at Rest? | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
One of the highest risk items on mobile devices is the sensitive data
that users store, transfer, and access through apps.
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EFF Scorecard Shows Crypto Leaders and Laggards

EFF Scorecard Shows Crypto Leaders and Laggards | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released its Encrypt the Web Report demonstrating how much encryption leading Internet companies and service providers are deploying.
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Six Degrees of Separation: Why Your Data is More Valuable than You Think

Six Degrees of Separation: Why Your Data is More Valuable than You Think | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
When discussing data security, I often hear statements shrugging off potential threats: "We aren't a bank — there's nothing to steal." "Everything we have is public record." "Our projects are so big nobody would benefit from stealing the contracts.
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A (relatively easy to understand) primer on elliptic curve cryptography

A (relatively easy to understand) primer on elliptic curve cryptography | Data Protection & Privacy | Scoop.it
Everything you wanted to know about the next generation of public key crypto.
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