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Scary Internet News..

(Um.. I really mean, “More Scary Internet News..”)

Two items well worth your consideration today.

* “High” threat alert issued in midst of bank site incidents

In the wake of issues affecting Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase’s websites, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) raised the financial industry’s cyber threat level to “high.”

.. A hacktivist group called “Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam” claimed responsibility for attacks on “properties of American-Zionist capitalists” launched Tuesday, specifically mentioning Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as targets.Read more..

(Yes, folks. Not all the Internet’s citizens like us.. and want to be our “Friends”..)

* Privacy Concerns: Is your ISP Spying on you? (File sharers/Torrent users, take note.)

Our world is becoming more and more connected. Most people are now tethered to their cellphones and send massive amounts of data via email, web browsing, and Facebook, resulting in their habits and personal lives leaving permanent digital trails on the Internet. With all this information out there, is your Internet service provider (ISP) spying on you? Is someone watching what you send? If you’re concerned about privacy, the answer might disturb you.Read more..

(I don’t think the question is “is?” I think it’s more like “how much are they recording? [and how long do they keep it?])”

I am starting to think about how difficult my life were to be if I forgo email and Google Maps… My withdrawal would not be as difficult as some, as I never did bite into the Facebook/Twitter apple..

Very good “food for thought” in those two. Hope you’ll read ’em. Now it’s back to the Monday grindstone..

Today’s quote:Do not let the hardship of the past rob from the joy of the present.” ~ heard on the street (or maybe TV)

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September 24, 2012 - Posted by | advice, computers, Internet, News, security

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