CPSC 430 – July 21, 2010

I’m currently taking CPSC 430 and one of the requirements is to keep a journal throughout the term. I will be blogging here my class notes, thoughts, and links as they come up that are relevant to the course material. Also, see the other posts in the CPSC 430 category.

Class Notes

  • Carnivore – a system created by the FBI to monitor email and electronic communications
  • TALON – a database of possible threats maintained by US Air Force after September 11th attacks
    • False positives
  • US Legislation Authorizing Wiretaps
  • USA PATRIOT Act
  • Cloud computing – portions of files in different areas
    • What to do?  Acts and laws are a little out of date
  • Corporate Privacy Guidelines
  • Data Mining
  • Identity theft
  • Skimmers
    • Getting credit card numbers (scanner/photo)
  • SIN number in Canada has error validation schemes

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