With 2013 stretching out in front of us, we asked our friends at the ITRC to share their predictions about the big security issues we may expect to see. Click to find out their surprising predictions and how to protect yourself this year. Read More
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There’s a big demand for virtual private networks in Sweden, according to this article.
Due to rising levels of cyber surveillance in Sweden, the number of Swedes who have started using personal VPNs has jumped 40% in the past few years. In an attempt to anonymize their data and shield their online behavior, the number of Swedes using paid VPNs has risen from 500,000 to 700,000. Read More
Know any law enforcement officials in the Virginia area? If so, pass along the details of an upcoming identity-theft summit later this week at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.
This free training will provide hands-on strategies for dealing with identity-theft crimes, recognizing prime targets, dealing with victims, individual and organized crime activity, investigative strategies, problems and approaches, as well as preventive measures. Read More
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting perspective on something called an online reputation score. Read More
Back from the recent CTIA Wireless conference, CEO Kent Lawson tackles the trends and technologies shaping our future. He says things such as cloud computing are moving so quickly that “we will soon be accustomed to very large-scale capabilities which we will be carrying around in our pockets or purses.” Read More
Ever heard of Second Life, the 3-D virtual world that lets users live a life without boundaries? Second Life is an economic hub whose marketplace supports millions of U.S. dollars in monthly transactions. The Second Life “Linden dollar” currency can be converted to U.S. dollars through online currency exchanges. Dozens of multinational corporations like IBM, Dell, and Verizon — and now Private Communications Corp — have flocked to Second Life. Read on to find out all about our virtual presence in Second Life and the privacy-savvy customers who are drawn to the Private WiFi software. Read More
Not even one complete month into 2011 and we’re already seen an “epic” amount of computer hacking. A Computerworld blog post points out the many accounts of security breaches around the globe, alluding to the fact that “perhaps 2011 will be the year of the cracker, filled with all kinds of hacks and breaches?” Check out which high-profile companies (i.e., Domino’s Pizza, Lush Cosmetics) have been victimized, as well as various other privacy intrusions that have happened around the world this month.