2007

Opponents of Australia’s controversial Access Card received an early Christmas present earlier this month when the incoming Rudd Labor Government finally axed the controversial ID program. Had it been implemented, the Access Card program would have required Australians to present the smart card anytime they dealt with certain federal departments, including Medicare, Centrelink, the Child…

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My co-workers in SWI have a new blog up, “Security Vulnerability Research & Defense.” They’re planning to…well, I’ll let them speak for themselves: …share more in-depth technical information about vulnerabilities serviced by MSRC security updates and ways you can protect your organization from security vulnerabilities… The two posts below are examples of the type of…

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On December 19th, Denebola, the student run newspaper of Newton South High School, broke the news that video cameras had been secretly installed in their school. Not only were students and parents not notified of the cameras but apparently neither were any of the teachers. From the student article: According to Salzer, only he, Superintendent…

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“Anger as NHS patient records lost” “Patient data loss affects 168,000” “Post Office sends wrong details” “Discs ‘worth £1.5bn’ to criminals” “£20,000 reward offered for discs“* “More firms ‘admit disc failings’” * Readers are invited to comment on the contrast. Thanks to Ant, Cat and Steven Murdoch for links. Image: Teton dam, Wikipedia.

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