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I predict the FTC will act on this one...
With EPIC filing an FTC privacy complaint against Facebook, which is already the subject of a Consent Order due to a previous privacy settlement, the social network could be facing a hefty fine for emotion-based manipulation of the Newsfeed for research purposes.
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Very good video piece on our recent Cyber Boot Camp, held here at ESET in San Diego. Good comments from students and lead security instructor/network-guru, Cameron Camp. (If you don't blink you may catch me gesticulating wildly about cyberconflict.)
Data breaches by hackers can cost companies and consumers hundreds of millions of dollars, and security experts say that those who defend computer systems need to be able to hack them to understand their weaknesses. Mike O’Sullivan has more from a cyber “boot camp” in San Diego, California.
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Nice report!
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Malware targeting Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, reported by my ESET colleague Oh Sieng Chye.
ESET researchers recently came across a targeted attack against the Vietnamese government's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).
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Some thoughts on one year of Snowden NSA revelations, including economic impact. 
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Welcome to "collect it all" enacted at the local and state level.
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Fairly passionate evangelism for G+ here.
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Please help kill off the ignorance that is killing us, share this blog post.
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My friend and colleague, Aryeh Goretsky, gives good webinar. Be sure to check out his mid-year threat report on Wednesday.
With the first half of the year almost over, it's time for the ESET 2014 Mid-Year Threat Review. Presented as a webinar, this one hour event will look at some of the more interesting pieces of malware and Internet security threats that have occurred during the first six months of the year.
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Fellow ESET researcher Lysa Myers talks about on women in infosec, more of whom would be of great benefit to the field.
Learning, camaraderie, and fighting the good fight are just three reasons these women are trailblazing careers in InfoSec.
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Some thoughts on the FBI Blackshades arrests and the role of the RAT in schemes both righteous and malicious.
Blackshades is a RAT and the FBI has just arrested a lot of people involved in its use and distribution. But what's a RAT and how will these arrests impact cyber crime?
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On average, the medical data of 20,000 American may be exposed to abuse each day. The cost of these breaches, in terms of fines and fixing the damage, quickly adds up. My colleague, Lysa Myers, offers doctors and healthcare execs some advice.
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A cyber-comedy of potentially tragic human errors: Required reading for anyone who still thinks America has its cyber-act together. I clocked at least 4 WTF sentences, and the headline is a study in understatement. (HT to Chey for the link.)
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I'm an information security researcher and evangelist, dedicated to helping people get the most out of their IT investments by minimizing the downsides, like security breaches and fraud. These days I work for ESET, an international company on the forefront of information security innovation and the fight against cyber-crime. In past lives I've been a best-selling author and founder of several successful companies. I've been a CISSP since 1996, a prolific blogger, and the producer of an award-winning documentary about the civil rights struggle in America. In my spare time I try to raise awareness of hemochromatosis, the most common genetic killer in America.
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