NEWS & ANALYSIS

Chicago Public School HQ's Shames Naughty Web Surfers

The administrative headquarters of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) knows how to keep its wireless network users from accessing Web sites it doesn't like: a shrieking alarm.

Online Privacy and Security Certificate Company Settles with FTC

A company that verifies whether retail and other Web sites adequately secure customers' personal information has agreed to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission that it misled its customers.

Researchers Highlight PDF Risks

Vulnerabilities related to Adobe PDF files could be emerging as hackers' favorite target, according to some security researchers.

Morning Security Brief: Taliban Leader Captured, Full-body Scans Challenged in U.K., Chemical Security Bill Introduced, and More

U.S. and Pakistan forces capture top Taliban leader. Four Democratic and Republican Senators have introduced a bill to extend chemical facilities security law without the controversial provisions in the House-based bill. Full-body scans legality challenged in U.K. A U.S. Court examines police authority to track location by cell phone without a warrant. And more...

Online Security Alert: Beware, It's Tax Season

Oklahomans about to file their state taxes should be cautious when they visit the Web site of the state's tax commission: it's riddled with malicious code and is dangerous, warns a prominent security researcher.

Maryland Lobbies to be the "Silicon Valley of Cybersecurity"

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and his state's Washington delegation are lobbying hard for the state to become the nation's leader in cybersecurity.

BlackBerry App Can Spy on You, US CERT Warns

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has warned BlackBerry users that a new application has the ability to turn their smartphone into a surveillance tool.

Protecting Sensitive Information When Crossing the Border

PC World has some recommendations for business travelers worried about protecting their sensitive electronic information when entering the United States.

DHS: No Probable Cause Standard for Border Laptop Searches

New directives follow FOIA suit by the ACLU; Muslim, Arab and South Asians complain their devices are disproportionately subject to search at the border.

Cash for Clunkers Scams Abound

The Federal Trade Commission, the Better Business Bureau, and a senator are warning people to beware of cyber- and phone-scams associated with the "Cash for Clunkers" program that phish for personal information or solicit down payments or fees to reserve a place in line.
 




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