Fixing the Web’s trust issues

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Every time you turn around another company is reporting a serious data breach. Last week it was the LastPass online password management service that lost some e-mail addresses and master passwords, as CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt reported in The Download Blog.

A couple of weeks before that, hackers broke into the servers of German software maker Ashampoo and made off with many of its customers’ e-mail addresses; Elinor Mills provides details of the attack in her InSecurity Complex blog.

But these losses pale in comparison to the data breaches reported last month by e-mail service provider Epsilon and the ongoing saga of Sony’s PlayStation Network. Erica Ogg examines the most recent attack on Sony’s PSN in her Circuit Breaker blog.

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