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Infosecurity Magazine news stories for 29 February, 1 March

My news stories on Infosecurity Magazine Wednesday and Thursday:

Bodog takedown: maybe SOPA and PIPA and ACTA and DEA just aren’t necessary
Civil liberties groups are happy that SOPA has, at least temporarily, gone away; and that ACTA seems to be running into problems in some European countries. But given recent LEA takedowns, are these new laws even necessary?
01 March 2012

As many as 40% of UK SMBs have been breached through spam
Spam is often categorized as just an annoyance that takes up time and bandwidth – but a new survey suggests that 40% of UK SMBs have suffered a data breach as a direct result of spam received.
01 March 2012

NIST publishes its new draft Security and Privacy Controls specification
After a year in the making, NIST has published its initial public draft of SP800-53 revision 4: Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.
01 March 2012

XSS vulnerabilities discovered almost on demand
The last week has seen multiple XSS vulnerabilities found almost anywhere and everywhere on the internet, lending early weight to predictions for 2012.
29 February 2012

Identity theft remains the major complaint reported to the FTC
For the 12th consecutive year the FTC has revealed that identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints received: 15% of 1.8 million complaints in 2011.
29 February 2012

25 Anonymous members arrested; Interpol website downed briefly in retaliation
Interpol, the international police organization that facilitates co-operation between many of the world’s police forces, yesterday reported the arrest of 25 alleged members of Anonymous.
29 February 2012

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