162,000 vulnerable WordPress websites abused to perform DDoS Attack – The Hacker News

March 12, 2014 at 07:50 (cyberspace, DDoS) ()

162,000 vulnerable WordPress websites abused to perform DDoS Attack – The Hacker News.

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Is CISPA SOPA 2.0? We Explain the Cybersecurity Bill – ProPublica

April 29, 2012 at 23:31 (BIGsociety, cyberspace) ()

Is CISPA SOPA 2.0? We Explain the Cybersecurity Bill – ProPublica.

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Bill C-30 may give the government new surveillance powers, but it’s shocking what they already know

February 18, 2012 at 08:14 (brainFOOd, cyberspace) ()

National Post | News

After a B.C. lawyer’s dinner companion left the restaurant, police officers came to the table and asked everyone still seated to hand over identification. To clear up any misunderstanding, the lawyer complied.

He was then registered in a government database as having a known association with a gangster. Befuddled, he learned the person he had dined with had said hello to a gang member on the way out, the lawyer’s supporters say.

He is quietly fighting, so far unsuccessfully, to have that designation deleted, concerned that anytime police check he will immediately be flagged as suspicious and dangerous.

Welcome to the age of the data shadow.

A proposed federal law, Bill C-30, tabled this week by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, requires Internet service providers and cellphone companies to hand over basic customer information to authorities without a warrant.

It is causing a furor.

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“Now, every single Canadian citizen…

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Google phishing: Chinese Gmail attack raises cyberwar tensions | Technology | The Guardian

June 2, 2011 at 09:09 (cyberspace) ()

Google phishing: Chinese Gmail attack raises cyberwar tensions | Technology | The Guardian.

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Obama and Congress on Cybersecurity | Jim Harper | Daily Podcast | Cato Institute

May 25, 2011 at 14:57 (cyberspace) ()

Obama and Congress on Cybersecurity | Jim Harper | Daily Podcast | Cato Institute.

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