10 Great Scandals On Privacy On The InternetMonday 30th of January 2012 02:52:50 AM
Special Post Nº2.132
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10 great scandals on privacy on the internet
The companies and institutions known as the safest in the world have bugs, and apart from those who pay for these end up being them, money not problem them so much as us us Yes implies the loss of our privacy. Internet is a space complex for sensitive information, and due to the vulnerabilities of information technology in the hands of the man and his intentions, anything can happen. We will review a little in this article about 10 major scandals on privacy on the internet of what can happen to your privacy if it falls into the wrong hands.
negligent that's incidental. In terms of statistics, those who are wondering who monitors to the keeper? There are very few, in everyday dealings, the confidence and the presumption of legitimacy is what prevails in general. As we saw in the article on social engineering. When it comes to join services and institutions by introducing our credentials and our personal data digital do almost without weighing eventualities, but these exist and some are as so large as to become big scandals on privacy on the internetHe said:
Google has just announced a change of security policies for 2012 which is reaching all emails from your users. Hence explains how to combine data from users through its services, as well as giving promises of respect and commitment of no sale of personal information. Changes in security policies are not decisions that arise from the instant moral inspiration of businesses, are consequences of faults and problems they have been having. In this sense we saw many companies had to change much of your routine protection due to developments that took more than during 2011
10 great scandals on privacy on the internet
The Experiment: an exposed girl exposes all
One of the most fun (for those who were unaffected) was the situation that was held in February 2006, when a false Lady recreated by graphic designer Jason Fortunye ads in an ad stating directly that it was looking for sex. The Jason idea was to collect as many answers in 24 hours, and although these were thousands, 178 of them contained personal information of all kinds. Some men and women sent him photographs, names and family names, phones, addresses and mail. What did Fortuny? Published them on a site called Encyclopedia dramatic. All personal data exposed, a coverage equal to the matter and a fine of $75,000 for him. Maximun trolling? I do not know. But without a doubt this matter left hot several.
Jason Fortuny left a number of people exposed to
AOL Search Leak: search terms that end with privacy
That came the CD-ROM to our homes without asking them, thought us a breach of privacy, but AOL would show us that this was nothing compared to drop 20 million of its users search terms and publicly expose a good batch of people accidentally. How? It is the file where setlists search terms should support the anonymity of those who entered into their browsers, but since there was no filtering information, many terms were identifiable personal data. In 3 days they are erased by AOL, but data already have had reproduced in several places more. The Club cost? 5 thousand dollars for each affected user. A.-LOL!
AOL publishes search terms and begins searching for Sue.
Webcamgate: Laptops spies
One Pennsylvania high school gave his students an Apple laptop computer so that it could be used at home to study and do homework. That's great! The gift came with surprise but is that the laptop had a software transmitting the images captured by the webcam to a specified address. This is high school became more 56,000 photographs and screenshots of adolescents in all situations you can imagine in front of the camera. Invasion of privacy, among other allegations in the case was that the school would have to pay more than US $600, 000. The cheap is expensive, especially for your shame.
One of the guys watched by Meridion and your laptop, James Laptop.
Facebook: The social network for traders
If there is a site which is a synonym of disregard for privacy is a social network where the idea seems to be to have no privacy. At the end of 2010, it said that applications and social games like Farmville or Texas Hold'em shared personal data of the users with advertising agencies. Days later, the Wall Street Journal did a research and found that had security holes that affect millions, even to those with more stringent security policies. not spent well, because he came from being denounced by transmitting the ID users to advertising companies every time you clicked on an ad. Department of receipt of claims it has physical entity on , and with this we say everything: has changed more times their policies of security to its interface.
"Access my personal data all the time" Yes. That's great!
HealthNet: 2 million exposed social security numbers
health and very intimate data moving in them should be untouchable. Obviously this is not the case, and you re confirmed when in March 2011, announced its 2 million sucriptores, that a security breach could have their sensitive data swarming in the network. Numbers of social security, physical and financial information, names and email addresses, and much more were lost along with the hard disk encryption in which were stored within a data center from IBM. The worst thing is that this already had happened in 2009, losing 1.5 million. Both companies sued millonariamente, and 2 million new patients by stress.He said:
If the social entertainment services are important to people's lives, the of the
A better decision would have been to opt for another service.
Sony CD Spyware: A rootkit between songs
"does not know what is a rootkit, so why we would worry about" lost No work, but if you respect and also Sony had to pay $150 to each user affected by some malware due the XCP system. Sony should be to have a system anti copy of their mistakes.He said:
Many fell from sentaderas by the shock and surprise when it was discovered that Sony included a system anti copy in your original CDs. 2005, And the mechanism worked with a type of file called XCP and a software called Mediamax CD-3. Form of undetectable rootkit for the antivirus, this system transmitting information from the IP of the user of the computer when this reproduced it in it (even without intentions to copy it). As all spyware, this highly intrusive system generated vulnerabilities on computers, acting as backdoor to receive other infections with a little more diabolical intentions. The mess that plucked was massive when it was discovered by an independent safety expert and claims rained it to Sony, as well as moral and technical questions on the matter. The CEO came to say: "Most people"
Above that some artists records apestaban, came with a rootkit. Combo breaker-
Hotmail: To change the password, we have made a mistake
The number of people affected is what often realizes the magnitude of a scandal, and which starred in in October 2009 is an example. 10,000 users woke up to an email from team telling them to change their passwords in the coming days because they had a security breach and their data were committed. It is that these had been captured (supposedly by phishing), and then shared in a list on the site xxx.com. There was no great demands, but that month Gmail had more new users than expected.
Reset your password, that is the solution of .
Google Street View: do not want my face on a map
Earth has been the gateway to the demands to Google. It is that since May 2007, when out into the street, the complaints have not stopped coming asking the company to erase their maps of global use the facade of the houses of people, or even the same people that just they driving when the car or bike from Google passed through the area photographing everything. And when we say all we can mention cases where men out of cabarets, videos XXX stores, bars and up girls lying on the floor becoming the zombies. Google solved it with millions of dollars paid to their applicants and desenfocando the face of individuals or the facades of households involved in the photos. Street View, the paparazzi of the unknown.He said:
This look is our home. And that's our dad and está… does hiring a prostitute? The web service that allows to see panoramic photographs of urban areas on Google
The girl was dead while playing with a friend, but it generated many questions to .
IPhone and : follow you you go and inform it.
Microsoft had to be honest and say that Android and Windows Phone pecaban of the same. So between this and Google Earth, you had a satellite of personal tracking available to your partner jealous.He said:
It is no novelty that Steve Jobs had to go out to ask publicly apologize in April 2011 when it was learned that the operating system of and iPads collected data from users with details about the geographical location for certain periods of time. Security experts who discovered the flaw in a file without encryption had cached the places to which was the user in the past 12 months through geolocation, made that Apple will launch a new version of the system to repair this. Done this, Google and
IPhone and its tracking.
PlayStation Network: 77 million exposed data
Treaty in Neoteo from beginning to end, in April of last year Sony repeated blunders in security that handles sensitive user data and before a failure lost data from 77 million subscribers to the PlayStation online entertainment platform. Blame and accusations were distributed as if they leave a disperser water junkie, but when it was revealed that Sony had obsolete security systems and staff who did not meet with the merits of the post, the demands were made stronger. In general data theft ended up as listings for traders and spammers, but also reported cases of replacement of identity, stolen credit cards and accounts lost in PSN. Sony tried to redeem himself handing out free credit, hiring new safety equipment and promising on his knees that this was not going to happen to them. Especially because, according to their estimates, they lost 171 million dollars with the little.
The only thing many saw for weeks wanting to play.
always: who put hands in the fire for an employee responsible for the security of a web site? What guarantees us that the Bank does not have a copy of the key of our acquired safe? What so infallible are their security systems? What guarantee is there that we are not spying? Who monitors the guard? These questions make think that confidence is not a priori rather than comfort, ignorance or resignation, and these concepts are that then make us spend painful moments when our privacy is put into play to happen these attacks and failures. But what to do if this is the system that there is? This question is left to you. Personally inform themselves and to demand changes might be a good start; the negative record have them.He said:
These examples converted into major scandals on privacy on the internet lead to questions
Off topic: this is the "famous" post that I made to lose 2 hours for a small detail. (guiño)