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Linked – Defensible Custodian Self-Collection is Possible, But it is Not Easy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:19:37 +0000

GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc., No. 12-1318-LPS 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93299 (D. Del. July 12, 2016) represents the perils that can arise from custodian self-collection when the company found itself on the receiving end of a $3 million sanctions penalty for evidence spoliation. The heart of the case emphasizes that establishing a litigation […]

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Linked – “Hacked” e-mail account of White House worker exposed in 2013 password breach

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:23:44 +0000

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An unnamed US intelligence official was quoted by NBC News as calling the leak of contractor Ian Mellul’s e-mails “the most damaging compromise of the security of the president of the United States that I’ve seen in decades”—one caused by the use of an outside personal e-mail account for government business. The e-mails included full […]

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Linked – Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:56 +0000

For most ExtremeTech readers this should almost go without saying, but if you find a mysterious USB drive in your mailbox, don’t plug it in. There are more dangerous things a criminal element could drop in your mailbox, but a malware infected USB drive isn’t good. Police in Australia are investigating a series of thumb […]

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Linked – Why Data Reduction is Key for Meaningful Visualizations

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:44:23 +0000

In my experience, and in the experience of many others as well, unfocused attempts at visualization over raw, unreduced data produce visualizations that are not particularly useful for security operations.  Visualization does have tremendous potential to bring value to security operations when leveraged properly.  Performing data reduction by posing specific, targeted, incisive queries into the […]

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Linked – 5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:15:38 +0000

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena where one needs to be equipped with the needed tools and know-how to better stay safe and browse the net securely. As parents and teachers, we need to teach our students about […]

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Linked – No one in tech will admit that they’re old

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:37:29 +0000

CF: Do you think that stigma associated with age is strongest in the tech industry? DL: Yes. Mark Zuckerberg said that young people are smarter. Now, he said that a long time ago, he probably would be more diplomatic and discreet about it now, but I bet he still believes it. I think in tech […]

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Linked – Yahoo says half a billion accounts breached by nation-sponsored hackers

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:06:19 +0000

Given the wide range of personal information exposed, the possibility of attackers obtaining plaintext passwords is only one of the major concerns stemming from the breach. Yahoo users should be wary of communications that may use some of the compromised data to trick them into clicking on links, divulging information, or taking other actions. Glad […]

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Linked – Google’s New Trips App Helps Simplify Travel-Planning

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:03:43 +0000

Google Trips allows you to sync your Gmail account, which will populate the app with all of your upcoming and past adventures — all flight, hotel and car rental information is available in one place for each trip. Before heading out on your journey, download the city you’re going to so you can access all of its […]

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Opera’s In-Browser VPN is Out

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:25:26 +0000

Opera is trying it’s best to get people to take online privacy seriously, by putting a free, unlimited, VPN client right inside the browser. Naturally, I tried it out, and it is super simple. Just turn it on in the settings, and your web traffic is now using a VPN connection. Alternatively, you can also […]

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Linked – 10 New iOS 10 Settings You Should Change

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:12:27 +0000

iOS 10 is here, and it’s packing a number of very cool new features. To activate some of those features — like sending read receipts in Messages or having Siri announce calls — you’ll need to tweak a few settings. A few other new options will change how your device behaves with iOS 10. These […]

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