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Entries from June 2010

Society of Surveillance by John C. Dvorak

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

I advise people using loaned computers to always assume there is some sort of spyware planted. The recent flap over a Pennsylvania school district’s use of tracking software on schoolissued laptops, supposedly to locate those that were stolen, makes me wonder how much illegal snooping goes on everywhere, whether initially intended or not. read the […]

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Tags: Security · Soap Box

Delivering Fraud-as-a-Service (FaaS)

June 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It was bound to happen: on-demand, web-based fraud that mirrors the efficiency, sophistication, and universality of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In his recent white paper, entitled “Fraud Trends in 2010,” Rick Van Luvender, Director of First Data’s InfoSec Incident Response Center, has forever characterized this thriving underground economy as Fraud-as-a-Service, or FaaS.

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Tags: Internet · Security