Category Archives: Data

China Stole Data From Major U.S. Law Firms

A series of security breaches that stuck prestigious law firms last year was more pervasive than reported and was carried out by people with ties to the Chinese government, according to evidence seen by Fortune.

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How to Destroy a Hard Drive, Permanently

This time last week FBI divers were searching Seccombe Lake, a freshwater lake about three kilometers from the Inland Regional Center, the site of December 2 shooting that left 14 dead and 22 injured. Reports indicated that shooters Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook had ditched their laptop hard drive, which may contain e-mails and other evidence, in the murky water around the time of the attack.

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Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites

Browsing speeds could slow over the next week as old hardware is upgraded to handle the net’s growth, says networking giant Cisco.

Some older kit has hit an upper memory limit in the number of routes it can use to despatch data around the world.

In the last few days the number of possible routes breached that upper limit which might mean those routers start to struggle.

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Twitter Launches Operation ‘Forward Secrecy’

Reports of corporate espionage by the National Security Agency just keep rolling in, and San Francisco-based microblogging site Twitter Inc. is stepping up its game to protect the data of its users.

Twitter’s plan is to use “forward secrecy,” a security measure that prevents hackers from decoding users’ encrypted data. “If an adversary is currently recording all Twitter users’ encrypted traffic, and they later crack or steal Twitter’s private keys, they should not be able to use those keys to decrypt the recorded traffic,” the company explained in a blog post.

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