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  • Governments act against webcam-snooping websites

    Government officials in the US and the UK are warning people to secure their webcams after websites that broadcast the contents of those cameras have sprung up online.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk21 Nov. 14 10:39
  • UK cracks down on claims industry SMS spam

    Text-message spam is coming under close scrutiny from the U.K.'s data protection authority, which is trying to blunt an increasing wave of insurance industry and accident compensation-related spam.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk09 Dec. 11 01:26
  • USB sticks still being used insecurely, Ponemon study finds

    USB sticks remain a big security weakness for many UK organisations with many employees using drives for data transport without permission and not bothering to report their loss, a Ponemon Institute study has found.

    Written by John E Dunn27 Nov. 11 01:42
  • Laptop with 8.6 million NHS records vanishes from hospital

    A laptop containing unencrypted medical data for 8.63 million people has reportedly gone missing from a storeroom of a health authority in London, potentially the biggest data loss disaster ever to befall the NHS.

    Written by John E Dunn16 June 11 03:05