hard drives

Slideshow: Ten Tips For Protecting Your Devices From Seizure By U.S. Customs

VIEW SLIDESHOW Ten Tips For Protecting Your Devices From Seizure By U.S. CustomsFourth amendment be damned. With U.S. Customs agents increasingly interested in the contents of digital devices like iPhones, iPads and laptops, The Electronic Frontier Foundation has issued guidance for getting your mobile device across the border safely and protecting the data on it should it get seized.

Report: Big Cracks in NASA’s Network Defenses

A recent audit of NASA’s computer network found the agency’s infrastructure fraught with security holes, many of which have been known about for months, yet remain unpatched, according to a report by the space agency’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Security Risk: The Device Formerly Known as Your Hard Drive

Guest editorial by Paul Roberts  In a weird kind of synchronicity, two stories recently have raised the specter of discarded (not merely misplaced) hard drives as the source of considerable consternation and legal wrangling. In the most serious incident, the Inspector General of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) launched an investigation into a potential data breach that could expose the personal information and health records of up to 70 million veterans.

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