Highlights of the latest news,
laws, products and potential risks,
research, predatory methods and more
Here you'll find highlights of the latest articles on Internet safety worth reading——laws, products (and potential risks), research, predatory methods, and so on—along with my take on what's important in these stories.
If you see something in the news you think I should know about, send it to AskLinda@look-both-ways.com . (Don’t forget to send a link to the source article.)
18 Dec 2006 Summary A sobering milestone was crossed last week when the count of personal records compromised by companies and educational institutions in the last two years surpassed the 100 million mark (out of a U.S. population of over 300 million).
17 Oct 2006 Summary Phishing scams continue to rise. The Anti-Phishing Working Group , established to fight phishing fraud, noted that people reported 26,150 phishing Web sites to the group in August 2006. (Phishing uses a sneaky form of spam that appears