Massive data breach in military medical records

Sep 29, 2011
It happened at a company called Tricare, which provides medical services for active and retired military personnel. The company admitted that...
Posted In: medical records, privacy, security, Tech Report

OnStar goes on and on and on

Sep 21, 2011
In a new privacy statement, the in-car navigation provider OnStar, says it will collect your tracking and positioning data even if you don't pay...
Posted In: onstar, privacy, security, tracking

Diginotar is now Digi-no-more

Sep 21, 2011
Diginotar shuts down. That's fast. Diginotar is one of the companies authorized to issue digital certificates for secured transactions on the web....
Posted In: certificates, diginotar, security

Sony's PlayStation Network, a service with massive privacy and security flaws exposed over the last year, asks users to agree to never ever sue Sony

Sep 19, 2011
Well. Good luck with that. Sony is getting ready to ban users from its Playstation Network if they don't agree to waive their right to collectively...
Posted In: playstation, privacy, security, Sony


Sep 15, 2011
McAfee has released its annual list of the most dangerous celebrities on the internet. Heidi Klum is #1. Not because she blows stuff up or hacks...
Posted In: malware, security


Sep 13, 2011
That's the term for a security risk resulting from mis-typed email addresses....
Posted In: cisco, privacy, security, typosquatting, vocabulary

Diginotar hack keeps growing

Sep 6, 2011
Last week we told you about hackers getting into the networks of the Dutch company DigiNotar. While inside, the hackers were able to create fake...
Posted In: certificates, diginotar, Google, privacy, security

I guess geofencing has really arrived. It already has its first security flaw.

Sep 1, 2011
That geofencing feature that Flickr rolled out yesterday could have a big flaw. You can restrict geotagging codes on pics, but if someone downloads...
Posted In: flickr, security

Rogue Google certificate loose in the wild

Aug 30, 2011
Lock up your Googles! A forged certificate has been detected that can allow hackers to get into just about any Google account you can think of,...
Posted In: certificates, Gmail, Google, privacy, security

Obama might want to get a bootleg copy of this show

Aug 25, 2011
What if you were watching, say Anderson Cooper reporting on the military, and he happened to show, I don't know, a high-ranking official teaching...
Posted In: China, cyberwar, security