The concept of ‘sensitive information’ has a lot of different deﬁnitions, most of them being parts of the laws and regulations of different countries. To sum these deﬁnitions up, information is considered to be sensitive if the loss of its conﬁdentiality or availability has severely undesirable effects on organizations or individuals.
Last week the FBI arrested the founder of the notorious Silk Road web site that traded in illegal drugs. It was a coup for law enforcement but one that will be short lived. Other sites will just step in and take its place.
Hijacking hackers re-route traffic for antivirus software and Internet security websites to a pro-Palestinian political website that belts out a particularly fervent rendition of the Palestinian national anthem.
Vulnerabilities have been discovered in the recently released iOS 7. Apple has issued updates to repair some of the bugs, but even the updates are not flawless.
A UK organisation dedicated to protecting children from online exploitation warns that online predators are increasingly targeting younger children.