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Two people a day convicted of sexual abuse against children

Two people a day convicted of sexual abuse against children                       
The NSPCC announced that on average two people are being convicted of child abuse image crimes every day. Christian Berg, CEO and founder of NetClean comments on the fundamental misunderstanding of the scale of the problem.

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Stegoloader Malware hides exploit code in images

Stegoloader Malware hides exploit code in images
Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ Threat Intelligence unit has released information about Stegoloader. Appearing to have been active since 2012, this particular malware uses digital steganography – the art of hiding secret information within a digital image or graphic – to conceal its true nature and to avoid detection.

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Dispruptive Data Security Key to Outwitting Hackers

Dispruptive Data Security Key to Outwitting Hackers
It is now widely accepted that the enterprise will be subjected to and may even succumb to cyber attack and yet we continue to rely upon a defensive security strategy. A far more effective way to combat the threat is to focus on disrupting the attack while keeping data safe. This article contains some practical do’s and don’ts to help the enteprise transition to a data-centric strategy.

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Concerns about data privacy online force British consumers to take control

Concerns about data privacy online force British consumers to take control

YouGov research reveals 72 percent of British consumers are concerned about their private information online, UK Information Commissioner (ICO) urges businesses to invest in data privacy.                                                                                           

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Hilton Honors account flaw

Hilton Honors account flaw
Industry comments following Brian Krebs’ blog details a powerful flaw in the Hilton Hotels site that lets anyone hijack a Hilton Honors account just by knowing or guessing its valid 9-digit Hilton Honors account number.

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The importance of collecting mobile data in civil litigation cases

The importance of collecting mobile data in Civil litigation cases
Civil litigators who do not consider collecting mobile data risk missing crucial information

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Yahoo announces innovative authentication mechanism

Yahoo announces innovative authentication mechanism
Yahoo announced recently, a new method of authentication for its services that relies solely on an on-demand generated password that is sent to the user's mobile phone number.
This is not two-factor authentication (which Yahoo already had), but rather single-factor authentication where the single factor is the user's mobile phone.


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PCI compliance on the rise

PCI Compliance up 20% from 2014
The number of organisations that fully complied with the payment card industry (PCI) security standards during 2014 rose to 20%


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Understanding the FREAK flaw

Expert provides understanding of the FREAK flaw
AlienVault Senior Product Manager Andy Manoske provides an insight into this latest threat.


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Coming up in Issue 41 on sale from November 2019:


Forensic Syntactical & Linguistic Investigation

Mark Iwazko presents a case study regarding a Forensic Syntactical & Linguistic investigation: Instructed by the Moscow General Council of one of the actual big four accountants. Read More »

Forensic Readiness: A Proactive Approach to Support Forensic Digital Analysis

An increasing number of criminal actions are inflicting financial and brand damage to organizations around the globe. An impressive number of such cases do not reach the courts, mainly because of the organization’s inefficiency to produce robust digital evidences that are acceptable in the courts of law. Read More »

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Using Error-Patterns for Attribution: An Applied Linguistics Technique

Corpus Linguistics within Second Language Acquisition has developed models of error patterns made by defined groups of second language learners. This knowledge base can be leveraged by a knowledgeable analyst to attribute content to a subset of authors. Read More »

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