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Read our latest insights below on the myriad of weekly global Privacy issues and

why it is so important to get your important matters and plans organised –

as we put in context the nature of LifeBank as the offline internet

Privacy under attack from all quarters

The internet, and those who are much of the backbone of it – think Google, Facebook and Amazon as just 3 examples – continue to demonstrate that we are all under “attack”.    Failure to secure private information and accessing our privacy, mostly without any permission to do so, is rife. Let’s look at some…

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There goes (hit and miss) security…

This report from TechRepublic should give all of us pause for concern….. “Employee mistakes were ranked as the highest risk in the 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study, though employee-owned devices on company networks deserve more security scrutiny.  When it comes to assessing security risks, exposure of sensitive data is most likely to result from human…

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Who is that sitting next me?

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we regularly highlight the wide-spread cyber-security failures in all manner of organisations……with the attendant result of private and confidential information getting “out there” – often in the millions. This report from Bloomberg demonstrates how careful one needs to be – for example not using an “open” wi-fi connection…

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Facebook defaults (for potentially 600 million users) yet again!

ABC reports “that Facebook has left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, after a security researcher posted about the issue online. By storing passwords in readable plain text — as opposed to a scrambled form, which makes it almost impossible to recover the original text — Facebook violated fundamental computer security practices.…

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So you want privacy!

Readers of this blog will know by now that we at LifeBank urge everyone to use LifeBank as part of their lives.    The tag line LifeBank use is Collect and Protect – you collect together all your valuable personal information and then, preferably, store all of it on your LifeBank data key.    You are…

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Health and Privacy at risk. Accessing critical and vital health information

Anyone remotely concerned about details of their health becoming almost readily available “out there” will be alarmed by what is presently under consideration in Australia.    There is the possibility of the Chinese Government gaining access the health details of all Australians.    Be alarmed! Australian Health Information Technology reports today: “Chinese companies are required by…

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Cybersecurity goes awol, big time, in Germany

What a way to kick off the new year!   Yet again, the vulnerabilities of the internet and the whole cybersecurity “apparatus” is shown not only to be wanting, but seemingly, easily breached. The latest revelation of a “big” cyber breach……from SecurityWeek  “Hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have fallen victim to a…

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One ginormous hack!

The scale of the hack – said to be the second largest ever! – at Marriott Hotels is appalling…… and the company seemingly wanting, severely, in securing its data.    The hack goes back as far as 4 years.   The ramifications are enormous.    Yet again, trying to rely on others to secure data relating…

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