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Computer security in the news, 9/7/09

September 7, 2009

A somewhat inconclusive article about companies who hack into people’s email accounts. From the article, it does not appear that any specific security flaw is being exploited; rather, the companies use social engineering (especially phishing attacks) and password guessing to break into people’s accounts.

The article did mention a list of whitepapers by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discussing (among others) such things as locational privacy, fighting censorship around the world, and covering your search tracks.

How we’re losing our privacy online

September 2, 2009

An interesting article on the topic.

Any comments? Reactions?

Conficker article

August 27, 2009

An interesting article about Conficker in the NYT. Seems Conficker is winning the battle against computer security experts.