Recently an American Pediatric Hospital fell victim to a massive data breach. The personal information of over 1.5 million people was leaked, including names, dates of birth, financial and medical records.
As important as it is, the announcement that Google and Microsoft are trying to stop searches for child pornography overshadows a perhaps more important endeavour in which UK and US law enforcement are going to go hunting on the deep web for predators. This is a welcome move and one that emphasises the need for Facebook protection for children.
Researchers at the UK’s University of Sussex have discovered how to hack into contactless payment cards, also known as near field communications. The process, known as skimming, was carried out with off-the-shelf equipment bought from a hardware store.
Google has added parental controls to its Chrome web browser that enable parents to monitor their children’s browsing behavior. This feature, which launched at the end of October is called ‘Supervised Users’ Parents, aka ‘managers’ can review users’ history, approve or deny access requests and even block specific sites.
The port of Antwerp is one of Europe’s largest docks and also one of the biggest in the world. It stretches miles, from the inland flats of Belgium to the cold waters of the North Sea and last year alone over 14,500 ships docked there, unloading 184 million tons of cargo. With about 4 million containers shipped through the port every year and potential threats from organised crime and terrorism security is pretty tight.