A cybersecurity bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, passed the Senate 74-21yesterday. What does this mean for your personal security?
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"There's nothing a hacker would want on my computer anyway." That's something we hear now and then when people are dismissive of making sure their computers are secure. Is it true though? Even if you don't do online shopping, banking or tax filing, there's still plenty of information a hacker could steal from your computer.
A survey of small business owners shows that the majority of them (65%) think an all-day Internet outage would cost them about $500. In reality, Internet downtime is much more costly than that.
Last month, the US and China negotiated a deal that did not prohibit cyberspying for national security reasons, but did prohibit cyberattacks for economic espionage. Despite the agreement, a number of cyberattacks on American companies from China have continued.
Dan Greer, a leader in computer security analysis, spoke several months ago at the Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas. In his speech, he outlined ten policies he thinks would make the cyberworld safer. Being a person who was raising concern and awareness of computer security before most of the world understood the risks, these are ideas corporations and governments should seriously consider.
Government whistleblower in exile Edward Snowden warns that the US and British governments want to eavesdrop on your phone and take pictures with it.
Do you toss your old boarding passes in the trash? You'd be better off tossing them in the shredder.