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Fraudulent Tactics on Amazon Marketplace

Fascinating article about the many ways Amazon Marketplace sellers sabotage each other and defraud customers. The opening example: framing a seller for false advertising by buying fake five-star reviews for their products. Defacement: Sellers armed…

Privacy for Tigers

Ross Anderson has some new work: As mobile phone masts went up across the world's jungles, savannas and mountains, so did poaching. Wildlife crime syndicates can not only coordinate better but can mine growing public…

Friday Squid Blogging: Eat Less Squid

The UK's Marine Conservation Society is urging people to eat less squid. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read…

Google finds bug in Google+ – 52.5 million…

Google has announced yet another data breach affecting its Google+ social network. This incident is separate to the one that came to light in October, which prompted Google to announce that it would shut Google+…

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Security in a World of Physically Capable Computers

It's no secret that computers are insecure. Stories like the recent Facebook hack, the Equifax hack and the hacking of government agencies are remarkable for how unremarkable they really are. They might make headlines for…

Defeating the “Deal or No Deal” Arcade Game

Two teenagers figured out how to beat the "Deal or No Deal" arcade game by filming the computer animation than then slowing it down enough to determine where the big prize was hidden.Read more: schneier.com