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  • Internet freedom around the world is in decline

    08.12.2014

    US-based NGO Freedom House has published its fifth annual Freedom of the Net study and the results are upsetting: internet users in nearly half of the 65 countries assessed in the report have experienced tightening of internet freedom.

  • US DOJ announces creation of a Cybersecurity Unit

    05.12.2014

    The US Department of Justice has announced the creation of a new unit within its Criminal Division: the Cybersecurity Unit.

  • How to evaluate national cyber security strategies

    28.11.2014

    ENISA issued an Evaluation Framework on National Cyber Security Strategies (NCSS) addressed to policy experts and government officials who design, implement and evaluate an NCSS policy.

  • Detekt government surveillance spyware on your computer

    20.11.2014

    Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International have partnered to create and release a free and open source tool for detecting traces of known surveillance spyware on Windows computers.

  • TRUSTe deceived consumers through its privacy seal program

    18.11.2014

    TRUSTe has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers about its recertification program for companyís privacy practices, as well as perpetuated its misrepresentation as a non-profit entity.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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