Article Query: Online Privacy
August 30, 2011

According to a joint survey by the University of Pennsylvania and University of California-Berkeley, 84% of consumers object to being tracked online, with many seeing it as a violation of their online privacy.  With that type of user feedback, it is not surprising that this week’s launch of a “Do Not Track” option by the Interactive [...]

August 26, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion lately concerning Internet security and privacy, spurred on by what seems like an almost daily occurrence of web site hacking and the loss of confidential data.  Medical facilities, private industry, and governments alike struggle to come to grips with new methods of cyber crime and cyber terrorism.  While [...]

July 4, 2011

33% of people use the same password for every web site they access.  62% do not use complex passwords or change their password frequently.  Of the nearly 75 million scam emails sent every day, 2000 claim a victim.  73% of Americans were the victim of some form of cybercrime.  25% of all cybercrime remains unsolved.  The [...]

July 3, 2011

As we, here in the United States celebrate our independence this Fourth of July, we are reminded that the liberties and freedoms that come with that independence have yet to be won online.  As citizens of this country we are blessed with safety and security from threats both foreign and domestic, but those guarantees have not [...]

June 18, 2011

Microsoft announced on Thursday the findings of a survey which revealed that over 7000 Windows home and business customers in several countries–including the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada–have been targeted by a phone phishing scam.  According to Microsoft, “the scam works by criminals posing as computer security engineers and calling people at home [...]

June 17, 2011

For many of us in the technology field the preventative measures we take to keep ourselves and our systems safe online can become second nature.  We become comfortable with the drill, so comfortable, in fact, we sometimes forget that not everyone may have the resources and technical information that we have at our disposal.  Keeping this in [...]

June 12, 2011

According to a recent Homeland Security News Wire article, nearly 8 million patient medical records were compromised over the course of the previous two years due to data security breaches.  As more hospitals and patient care providers move to store patient data electronically–primarily as a cost savings effort–the risk and exposure of our private medical information increases [...]

April 7, 2009

A cybersecurity bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on April 1st, 2009 would give the United States federal government extraordinary power over private sector Internet services, applications and software. This proposed legislation is a direct result of a review ordered by the Obama administration into government policies and processes for defending against Internet-born attack. The [...]

February 23, 2009

U.S. Republican politicians on Thursday introduced a bill that would require Internet service providers and network operators to track the use of and maintain records for their publicly accessible wired and wireless networks. Two bills have been introduced — S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House. Each of the bills carries the title [...]

January 27, 2009

January 27th, 2009 On January 23rd, 2009 it was disclosed on the website that a security incident occurred resulting in the unauthorized access of user data. The personally identifiable information of customers was accessed and obtained by an unknown third party using an undisclosed method of access. This is the second such breach [...]