This week, we’ve been speaking to the mediaFootnote 1 about an incident at the Passport Office: a person using their online application form found that they could access others’ personal documents by changing one variable in the URL displayed in their browser. The Globe and Mail and Slashdot report that this was likely the result of an error in the code behind the web page – or an omission in the code.Read more
In case you missed it, last night the CBS News program 60 Minutes discussed the data breach at TJX (also known as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Winners and Home Sense). Our report on the data breach can be found on our site. Further to our report, TJX announced they had, in fact, lost the information for 90 million cards.Read more
Are youth really this clueless about their digital footprint? The Information Commissioner’s Office in Great Britain has just released the results of a survey of British youth ages 14-21. “Six in 10 have never considered that what they put online now might be permanent and could be accessed years into the future.”Read more
When privacy advocates try to imagine their idea of the worst possible data breach, I doubt they could think up this catastrophe.Read more
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