Protect your computer

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 6:06 | Posted in computer, data security | 4 Comments

Do you think that protecting your computer against viruses and other malicious software is an overkill and not worth the trouble? Well, just watch this four and a half minute video clip and think again.

via Arvutikaitse

Who is eligible to travel?

Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 13:05 | Posted in civil rights, data security, eu, great britain | 2 Comments

According to the Guardian, the British government are proposing a massive collecting and storing of personal data about travellers to be adopted as EU legislation:

Passengers travelling between EU countries or taking domestic flights would have to hand over a mass of personal information, including their mobile phone numbers and credit card details, as part of a new package of security measures being demanded by the British government. The data would be stored for 13 years and used to “profile” suspects.

The British government also want the same system to be applied to sea and air travel within EU.

Personally, I would not mind but that is mainly because I have neither a credit card nor a cell phone. Would I still be eligible to travel?

Phising through print media

Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 17:07 | Posted in Canada, crime, data security | Leave a comment
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fake job ad

A phising scam through print media has been detected in Canada, the CBC reports. A fake Canada Post job ad has appeared at least in the Vancouver Sun, the Calgary Sun, the Halifax Daily News and the Kamloops Daily News. Applicants calling for the job have been faxed a fake application form. Canada Post spokesperson Lillian Au:

“Unsuspecting individuals are asked to complete the form and provide personal banking information,” Au told CBC News on Tuesday.

My humble opinion is that this one is far too obvious. Since when have postal officials anywhere in the World shown any interest in evaluating their customer service?

Oops, gone by the wind

Friday, November 23, 2007 at 11:02 | Posted in data security | Leave a comment
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This Reuters video shows the British PM Gordon Brown being lectured by the Tory leader David Cameron for the loss of sensitive data of 25 million British citizens. HMCR sent the data to to the National Audit Office on two CDs and just put it in the post! The PM apparently puts all of the blame on a single junior civil servant in HMCR.

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from www.reuters.com

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