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Peter S. Vogel: CYBERALERT: .zip and .review are in the Top 10 Most Dangerous Top Level Domains (TLD)!
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Most folks ignore anything to the right of the “.” but Blue Coat warns about the explosion in TLDs and “created a list rating the web’s shadiest and safest neighborhoods” based “on analysis of... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Lawyers Looking For Witnesses & Evidence Need To Know About Internet Anonymity!
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Infoworld recently reported about how folks can become anonymous on the Internet which comes in the wake of the 37 million individuals who were exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. The August 25, 2015 report was entitled “9 steps... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Legal Departments Cause Lots of Cyberintrusions by Opening Too Much Phish!
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Repor t identified that the legal, communications, and customer service departments “were far more likely to actually open an e-mail than all other departments.” My blog... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: 11 Things to Do Before Your Laptop (Cell or Tablet) Disappears
Posted on 16 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel I paste business cards to all new laptops, iPhones, and iPads because maybe somebody will steal the device or I might just lose it, which is likely since Networkworld estimates are “that a laptop is lost every 53 seconds.”... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: FBI ALERT: Cyberattacks Directed at IoT (Internet of Things!) and Strong Passwords Can Help!
Posted on 16 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The FBI “is warning companies and the general public to be aware of IoT vulnerabilities cybercriminals could exploit” and encourages the use of strong passwords according to a FBI September 10, 2015 Public Service Announcement... Read More

DLA Piper: Bill of Law on Internet-Related Matters is Approved in Brazil
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by DLA Piper

By Adriano Chaves and Maria Paula Souza , Campos Mello Advogados law firm (Brazil)* The so-called “ Marco Civil da Internet ” (i.e. the Bill of Law 2,126/2011, which establishes a civil rights framework for the Internet) was voted and approved... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: NO EVIDENCE That ‘Personal Information Was Ever Transmitted,’ So Google Wins Privacy Lawsuit!
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Android users lost their lawsuit claiming that Google “violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission, to boost advertising revenue”... Read More