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“We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism” after Barrett Brown. “I’ll Go First.“

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA. The federal government's case against Barrett Brown creates a very real chilling effect for other journalists who, like Brown, produce work that deals with hacking and hacktivists. Read the rest

Those “Worst Password” Lists Could Be Felonies Under Department of Justice Proposal - As opposed to just criminally stupid.

5 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

A proposed alteration to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) from the Department of Justice would turn the dissemination of any information or passwords that could be used to compromise a protected computer into a crime—including those horrendous "worst password" lists. Show More Summary

This Week In Credit Card News: Time To Get A Fixed Rate Card? Are New Credit Cards Safe?

Why New Credit Cards May Fall Short on Fraud Control This year, firms are expected to roll out more than a half-billion new credit cards embedded with computer chips that create a unique code for each transaction, making counterfeiting much more difficult. In a retreat for the industry, however, the new cards don’t use some […]

Hacker with 440 years in prison agrees to pay $10000

A hacker in McAllen, Texas who was charged with 44 counts of computer fraud, each carrying a 10-year maximum sentence, agreed to a new plea deal last week to replace his possible 440 years in prison with paying $10,000 in restitutio...

Maddow, CO Anchor Call Out Megyn Kelly for Misleading Voter Fraud Coverage

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

On her Fox News show this week, Megyn Kelly drew viewer attention to possible voter fraud in Colorado over a law that she said "literally allows residents to print ballots from their home computers, then encourages them to turn ballots over to collectors." This earned her a stern rebuke from one Colorado news anchor and Rachel Maddow.

Here’s A Video Showing What Happens When Malware Infects Your Computer And Creates Thousands Of Fake Clicks On Ads

Online ad fraud costs advertisers more than $7 million every month, as they pay for digital ads that were never actually seen by humans. Much of this online ad fraud is created by botnets: armies of PCs infected with malware that generates thousands of fake clicks on ads. Show More Summary

Banks Use Callers' Voiceprints to Fight Fraud

Computers with voice recognition are being used--sometimes discreetly--to add extra security during calls with customers.

Petition: make it safe to report security flaws in computers

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Laws like the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act put security researchers at risk of felony prosecution for telling you about bugs in the computers you put your trust in, turning the computers thatShow More Summary

Tutor blamed in Newport Beach cheating scandal due in court

A tutor who allegedly led a cheating ring at a top-performing Orange County high school is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on burglary and computer fraud charges, prosecutors said.

Xbox One Counterfeiters Accused of Stealing ‘$100 to $200 Million’ in Data

Two of the four indicted U.S. men have pleaded guilty to computer fraud and copyright infringement, and will be sentenced next January.

Financial regulators warn banks to protect themselves against ‘Shellshock’ bug

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A group of top U.S. financial regulators urged banks to quickly fix their software to protect it against the “Shellshock” computer bug, saying it could expose them to fraud. Shellshock is a newly emerged major Internet threat that affects a common software tool found in many operating...

Top U.S. Regulators Warn Banks Over 'Shellshock' Bug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of top U.S. financial regulators urged banks to quickly fix their software to protect it against the "Shellshock" computer bug, saying it could expose them to fraud. Shellshock is a newly emerged majorShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Greg Abbott, the tea party, and racism

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In 2010, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott shut down the offices of Texas voter registration group Houston Votes with an armed raid that seized computers and other group equipment looking for "voter fraud". None was ever found, butShow More Summary

The Nefarious Partnership Against The Development Of Black People - Attorney General Eric Holder & The Civil Rights Pharisees Are The Biggest Cowards On 'Race' & The Governance Within The Black Diaspora

White Color Financial Crimes Terrorism Investigations Extortion Rackets Unsolved Murders Computer Crimes Wire Fraud Investigation Of Government Corruption Racketeering Domestic Human Trafficking (Young Girls And Boys Sold Into Prostitution) Training For Explosives Disposal

Scientific journal retracts 60 papers linked to sock-puppet peer review

6 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

This is just a crazy level of fraud. A Taiwanese computer scientist has been caught creating more than 100 fake email accounts that allowed him to "peer" review his own research. Read the rest

ALERT: National Fraud Intelligence Bureau warns of new computer virus

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received the first reports from victims of a new type of malware, known as “Cryptowall”. This is similar to older malware which can encrypt all files on infected machines. Awareness is being raised of this malware type in order to help people to stop themselves from becoming victims. […]

Mass. Supreme Court: Defendant Must Decrypt Computers for Police

The top court in Massachusetts has ruled that an attorney charged with mortgage fraud must decrypt his computers hard drives for police, who believe they contain evidence of the alleged crime.

Is It Fraud, Negligence, or Simple Tax Hatred?

Reaching into my pile of topics waiting for attention, I pulled out this story from three weeks ago. A homeowner in Indiana computed the property tax on the home by subtracting a homestead exemption from the value before multiplying by the applicable rate. Show More Summary

Symplicity CEO and CTO plead guilty to Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, resign

8 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Higher education-focused IT company Symplicity sent a letter today informing all of its users that company co-founder and CEO Ariel Friedler and CTO Alok Dhir will both plead guilty to violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The charge stems from the executives “improperly logging into competitors’ systems,” the letter states. Both Friedler and Dhir...

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