Weekly Highlights: December 6, 2013

Hacker Server Storing Two Million Pilfered Passwords

(From: Ars Technica)  Researchers have unearthed a server storing more than two million pilfered login credentials for all kinds of user accounts, including those on Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, and a handful of other websites.  While some have initially stated that the password compromises were primarily against the Netherlands, further research showed that the reason for the Netherlands showing so prominently was because the information was filtered through “Command and Control” bots.

Article is HERE.

Lawyer Can’t Grill ISP Over Online Defamation

(From: Courthouse News)  A California-based lawyer alleged defamation and copyright infringement with respect to the use of his photo without permission.  The lawyer filed suit against the ISP, and the Judge, while refusing to dismiss on the basis of safe harbor, granted the ISP’s motion based on the lawyer’s failure to show copyright ownership.

Article is HERE.

A Spurned Techie’s Revenge: Locking Down His Ex’s Digital Life

(From: Ars Technica)  Revenge porn is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cyber-domestic abuse.

Article is HERE.

Encryption Made Easy: A Primer for Mac Users

(From: Law Technology Today) This article describes the steps to encrypt documents, folders, hard drives, external drives, and backup devices using Mac OS X Mountain Lion.  Most capabilities described in this article can be found on other versions of OSX, as well.

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