Blog Posts Tagged with "Internet Service Provider"


HostDime, SoftLayer, et al, Need to be Federally Bitch-Slapped For Violating Syrian Sanctions

November 30, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

When the New York Times released its story that some of the Syrian government's websites were hosted outside of Syria, I wasn't surprised to see SoftLayer as one of the hosts. They are the company that hosted, the Russian forum which coordinated many of the cyber attacks...

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No Data Retention Mandate in Smith’s New Legislation

July 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A controversial, anti-privacy data retention mandate is notably absent from the child protection bill recently introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith had previously introduced H.R. 1981, which would have mandated that ISPs collect and maintain data on Internet users not suspected of any crime...

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DHS Comments on DNSChanger Malware Deadline

May 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Please act now. The clean servers maintained by the private sector in coordination with the FBI will expire on July 9, 2012. Internet users who have the DNSChanger malware and whose IS) has moved them to one of the clean servers, may not have access to the Internet after this date...

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UK Proposes Monitoring Every Email, Call, and Text Message

April 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Law enforcement would have access to IP addresses, email addresses, when you send an email, and corresponding data for phone calls and text messages. The government has claimed this is needed to fight terrorism, but it would be available to law enforcement for all purposes...

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Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties

April 02, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Using cryptography to protect communications could be taken as a way to defeat an operational control. Measuring the performance of one's ISP or analyzing whether packets are being modified maliciously could all be seen as security threats under this definition...

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U.S. Anti-Botnet Code of Conduct for ISPs Unveiled

March 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Today is an example of the importance of self-regulatory efforts to help improve the safety and performance of the internet. Sustainable solutions to contain bots must include all stakeholders in efforts to detect, prevent, and remediate these threats..."

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FCC Prompts ISPs to Adopt Code of Conduct Standards

February 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"If we fail to tackle these challenges, we will pay the price in the form of diminished safety, lost privacy, lost jobs, and financial vulnerability – billions of dollars potentially lost to digital criminals," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said...

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KPN Hack: Why was Customer Notification Delayed?

February 13, 2012 Added by:Plagiarist Paganini

The login credentials were stored in plain text in the repository that had been exposed, and that is absurd. This is a failure of the basic security procedures that should be recognized internationally, and is an offense for which there should be heavy penalties...

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