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NCS 9/7/11

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National Cyber Security

National Cyber Security


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It’s an effort to crack down on cyber crime, but a proposed U.S. law could also make you a target for something much less sinister.  On Wednesday, two senators said the main law targeting cybercrime needs fixing because it allows law enforcement agencies to target people who simply violate websites’ terms of service or their employer’s computer use policies.

The news isn’t too good for many computer users.  Norton Cybercrime’s annual report found that 19 web users fall victim to online crime every minute.  Also according to the security firm's report, only 16 percent of victims of online crime report the incident to the police.

If you have a computer, there’s nearly a 50 percent chance you are using illegal software.  That’s the latest word from the Business Software Alliance, (BSA) which released its detailed findings from its new global anti-piracy study today.  In the study, the company found that 47 percent of computer users around the world get software through illegal means most or all of the time.  In developing economies, that number is much higher.

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