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Data Security

Yahoo Japan fears 22m user IDs may have been stolen during cyberattack

Yahoo Japan suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its portal.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 8:06am

Firms should not use ID card numbers

Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang has an unenviable job; he is a toothless tiger trapped between growing public awareness of privacy and security, and data users and aggregators who do not want to change their lax practices.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:28am 1 comment

Seven reasons why claims of PLA hacking fail the test

Recently, a US company few of us had heard of gained instant fame for saying the People's Liberation Army was behind a lot of computer hacking. That may be. But the claims made by Mandiant should also be treated with caution, and not just because they have been vigorously denied.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:39am 12 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 25, 2013

It was shocking to see the woeful ignorance of the basic principles of security betrayed by Ms Regina Ip. For someone who was once secretary for security, not to have an understanding of identification and authentication, and the difference between them, is a very sad reflection of the calibre of politicians here.

25 Feb 2013 - 2:52am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 21, 2013

Without a law to protect homosexuals from discrimination, it is believed this minority group will suffer emotionally, especially in the workplace.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:46am 2 comments

China Digest, January 7, 2013

The embezzlement trial of the former deputy general manager of a state-owned military contractor has begun at Beijing's No 1 Intermediate People's Court, the Beijing Times reports.

7 Jan 2013 - 6:28am

China Digest, November 21, 2012

State broadcaster China Central Television raised 15.8 billion yuan (HK$19.49 billion) on Sunday by auctioning off advertising spots for next year.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

What the local media says, November 17, 2012

Sunday, Apple Daily

Society chiefs accused of abusing government subsidy

17 Nov 2012 - 4:45am

Boom in bytes requires storage pros

Modern workplaces need more space - and lots of it. Not for new desks or meeting rooms or coffee machines, but for data storage. The vast amounts of e-mails, documents, graphics, multimedia files and applications that run a business - and the multiple backups required - create a need for ever more increasing amounts of disc space.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Negligence suspected in HKU data theft

A huge loss of students' personal data at the University of Hong Kong last week may have involved staff negligence, the university has said.

The university said that the data loss 'may have involved negligence of the staff member' and the way the data had been stored and transported was 'not in line with the approved practice'.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am