Media Coverage

What follows is a partial list of media coverage of my security writings including reprinting, referencing, and quoting my work:

Article:

Burglary
“Zlodeji, treste se!” (“Thief”)
Euro BusinessWeek.  September 24, 2007.  Pages 95-96.
For a scan of the article, see: https://benjamingoogins.com/computer-security-blog/robbery-is-your-data-prepared/
 

Security Talk:

 
Spoke to about 60 SIAC (Securities Industry Automation Corporation) – subsidiary of NYSE, Brooklyn, NY – April, 2004.
 

Research Media Coverage:

Two Good Looking Windows Security Centers: One Fake, One Real
“Fake Windows Security Center”
 http://www.seattle.gov/informationsecurity/archive/10172008_news.htm October 17, 2008
 
Facebook Social Ads Going Too Far?
“DISCLOSURE, ENDORSEMENT, AND IDENTITY IN SOCIAL MARKETING”
http://illinoislawreview.org/wp-content/ilr-content/articles/2009/4/McGeveran.pdf July 07, 2009
 
Sears
“Sears: Come See the Softer Side of Spyware.”
http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2008/01/sears-come-see-the-softer-side-of-spyware.ars Arstechnica. January 2, 2008
 
Researcher says Sears downloads spyware
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9054738/Researcher_says_Sears_downloads_spyware?taxonomyId=17&intsrc=kc_top&taxonomyName=security ComputerWorld. December 31, 2007
 
“Online Privacy’s Call to Arms”
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2008/tc2008018_783080.htm Bloomberg BusinessWeek.  January 09, 2008
 
“Sears/Kmart spyware scandal (and Falkirk Wheel)”
http://blogs.computerworld.com/sears_kmart_spyware_scandal_and_falkirk_wheel
ComputerWorld. January 03, 2008.
 
“Spyware found in Sears online community installation”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9839403-7.html
CNet.  January 03, 2008
 
“Is Sears Engaging in Criminal Hacking Behavior?”
http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/01/is_sears_engagi.html
Schneier on Security.  January 03, 2008
 
“Researcher Accuses Sears of Spreading Spyware”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/02/AR2008010201051.html Washington Post.  January 02, 2008
 
“Sears Installs Spware”
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/08/01/03/1630203/Sears-Installs-Spyware  Slashdot.  January 03, 2008
 
“comScore”.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ComScore  Wikipedia.
 
“Sears Really Has More on Your Life.”
http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/Projects-Security/Sears-Really-Has-More-On-Your-Life/ Baseline Magazine. January 07, 2008
 
“Sears Found to Be Using Spyware to Track Visitors.”
http://betanews.com/2008/01/02/sears-found-to-be-using-spyware-to-track-visitors/ Beta News. January 02, 2008
 
Sears Just Doesn’t Know What the Hell They’re Doing
http://www.bigbusinesssuck.com/retail-suck/sears-just-doesnt-know-the-hell-theyre-doing  Big Business Sucks.  January 5, 2008
 
“Sears infects customer computers with spyware”
http://boingboing.net/2008/01/02/sears-infects-custom.html BoingBoing. January 02, 2008
 
“Spyware by Sears”
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Spyware-By-Sears-90652  Broadband Reports. January 03, 2008
 
“My “Windows Feedback” copy of Office 2007 Ultimate just came in”
http://anotherlab.rajapet.net/2008/04/my-feedback-copy-of-office-2007.html Christopher Miller’s Random Thoughts. April 29, 2008
 
“Spyware found in Sears online community installation”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9839403-2.html  Cnet.  January 03, 2008
 
“Sears installs ComScore tracking software”
http://certifiedbug.com/blog/2007/12/31/sears-installs-comscore-tracking-software/
CertifiedBug.  December 31, 2007
 
“Sears’ Online Functions Under Fire.”
http://www.suntimes.com/business/729861,sears010708.article Chicago Sun-Times. January 07, 2008
 
“Researchers Find ISPs Inject Ads Into Web Pages.”
http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3629214 ClickZ.  April 28, 2008
 
“The Seedy Side of Sears.”
http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/1689688/the-seedy-side-sears ClickZ. January 4, 2008
 
“Researchers Accuse Sears Of Distributing Spyware”
http://consumerist.com/2008/01/researchers-accuse-sears-of-distributing-spyware.html The Consumerist.  January 03, 2008
 
“Ben Edelman on Sears Holdings Community Install”
http://www.costpernews.com/archives/ben-edelman-on-sears-holdings-community-install/ CostsPer News.  January 01, 2008
 
“comScore’s Missing Data: OpinionSquare, RelevantKnowledge.”
http://cpmadvisors.com/2008/comscores-missing-data-opinionsquare-relevantknowledge/
CPM Advisors.  January 03, 2008
 
“Sears Admits to Joining Spyware Biz.”
http://weblog.sinteur.com/?p=21482 The Daily Irrelevant.  January 02, 2008
 
“Computer Security at Cornell.
http://www.cit.cornell.edu/cms/security/upload/ComputerSecurityatCornell2009-6.pdf  Cornell University CIT IT Security Office.
 
“Is Sears Sending Spyware to Customers?”
http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=142185 Dark Reading. January 02, 2008
 
“Sears: Come See the Softer Side of Spyware”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1947463/posts  FreeRepublic.  January 02, 2008
 
“Privacy Witch Hunt Goes After Sears”
http://directmag.com/disciplines/email/privacy_sears_0108/ Direct.  January 08, 2008
 
“Sears Christmas Spyware Surprise”
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Applications/Sears-Christmas-Spyware-Surprise/ eWeek.  January 03, 2008
 
“FTC raps Sears for unleashing spyware on consumers”
http://www.examiner.com/news-you-can-use-in-phoenix/ftc-raps-sears-for-unleashing-spyware-on-consumers Examiner.  June 18, 2008
 
“Sears Installs Spyware”
http://mpool.blogspot.com/2008/01/sears-installs-spyware.html  The Far Traveler.  January 03, 2008
 
Sears and K-Mart Purposely Exposing Web Customers to Spyware
http://www.ibls.com/internet_law_news_portal_view.aspx?s=latestnews&id=1950
Internet Business Law Services.  January 09, 2008
 
“Researcher Says Sears Downloads Spyware.”
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/12/31/Researcher-says-Sears-downloads-spyware_1.html InfoWorld.  January 31, 2008
 
“Is ComScore Trafficking In Spyware?”
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/01/is_comscore_tra.html  InformationWeek. January 03, 2008
 
“The Sneaky Side of Sears?”
http://www.internetnews.com/xSP/article.php/3719571 InternetNews.  January 03, 2008
 
“New Year in Spyware”
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new_year_in_spyware  MaximumPC. January 06, 2008
 
“Spyware Guru Charges ComScore Panelists Victimized”
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=73589 MediaPost. January 03, 2008
 
“The Sneaky Side of Sears?”
http://www.esecurityplanet.com/trends/article.php/3719661/The-Sneaky-Side-of-Sears.htm  eSecurity Planet.  January 04, 2008
 
“The Softer Side of Spyware from Sears, Kmart”
http://www.infopackets.com/news/security/2008/20080109_the_softer_side_of_spyware_from_sears_kmart.htm  InfoPackets.  January 09, 2008
 
“Sears puts customers’ buying histories on the Web”
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/010408-sears-puts-customers-buying-histories.html  Network World. January 04, 2008
 
“Spyware Found In Sears Online Community Installation”
http://www.mitechnews.com/articles.asp?id=8094  MITechNews.com January 03, 2008
 
“Spyware by Sears”
http://mrmeval.livejournal.com/755435.html   MRMeval. January 05, 2008
 
“Sears Faces Legal Risks from Spyware Program”
http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Sears-Faces-Risks-from-Spyware-Program/story.xhtml?story_id=013000G4XOEH  NewsFactor.  January 07, 2008
 
“The Sears ‘Community’ Installation of ComScore.”
http://oncomputerstips.blogspot.com/2008/01/sears-community-installation-of.html  January 03, 2008
 
“Sears spyware scandal”
http://www.p2pnet.net/story/14521 P2PNet.  January 03, 2008
 
“Sears.com and Kmart.com Disregard Customer Privacy.”
http://consumercal.blogspot.com/2008/01/searscom-and-kmartcom-disregard.html PrivacyRevolt!.  January 09, 2008
 
“Sears admits to joining spyware biz”
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/03/sears_snoopware_disclosure/  The Register.  January 03, 2008
 
“FTC raps Sears over website tracking software”
http://www.research-live.com/news/ftc-raps-sears-over-website-tracking-software/4000120.article  Research.  June 05, 2009
 
“Sears Online ‘Community’ Still Looks More Like Spyware Than A Community”
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080102/004013.shtml  TechDirt.  January 02.  2008
 
“Sears.com: Join Our Community… So We Can Spy On Your Every Online Move”  http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20071220/164410.shtml  TechDirt.  December 20, 2007
 
“The Erosion of Personal Privacy”  http://www.sans.edu/research/leadership-laboratory/article/erosion-privacy  Sans Institute.  March 03, 2010
 
“Researchers say Sears site uses ComScore to track browsing”
http://www.scmagazineus.com/spyware-researchers-challenge-sears-to-clarify-its-use-of-comscore-to-track-shc-customers-browsing-habits/article/100347/  SC Magazine.  January 02, 2008
 
“Sears spyware illustrates perils of online commerce”
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/security-bytes/sears-spyware-illustrates-perils-of-online-commerce/  IT Knowledge Exchange.  January 04, 2008
 
“Why is Sears tracking users’ Internet activity?”
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/security-bytes/why-is-sears-tracking-users-internet-activity/  IT Knowledge Exchange.  January 04. 2008
 
“Sears tracks Internet users without fully telling them, group says”
http://blog.seattlepi.com/consumersmarts/2008/01/08/sears-tracks-internet-users-without-fully-telling-them-group-says/  Seattle Post Intelligencer.  January 08, 2008
 
“Researcher says Sears downloads spyware”  http://www.secguru.com/link/researcher_says_sears_downloads_spyware  SecGuru.  January 1, 2008
 
“Sears’ Privacies Promises Broken?”
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/01/searss_privacy_promises_broken_1.html  WashingtonPost.  January 03, 2008
 
“Sears Using Spyware to Monitor Your Personal”
http://www.switched.com/2008/01/03/sears-using-spyware-to-monitor-your-personal-information/  Huffington Post Tech.  January 3, 2008
 
“Every Click You Make … Sears and Kmart Could Be Watching You”
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/310075/Every_Click_You_Make_…_Sears_and_Kmart_Could_Be_Watching_You?nlid=2941&source=NLT_PRN  Computer World.  January 07, 2008
 
“Beware – the sneaky bots are everywhere”
http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/anjamerret/2008/01/09/beware-the-sneaky-bots-are-everywhere/  Thought Leader – Mail and Guardian.  January 09, 2008
 
“Analysis: Sears’ threat to privacy seen”
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2008/01/07/Analysis-Sears-threat-to-privacy-seen/UPI-43621199715751/  United Press International.  January 07, 2008
 
“Sears in Hot Water over Privacy Issue.”
The Washington Times. January 7, 2008.
 
“Security Breach of the Week: Sears.”
The Wall Street Journal. January 7, 2008
 
“Sears Caught Spying”
MaximumPC Magazine.  March, 2008
 
“Why is Sears tracking users’ Internet activity?”
http://www.secgeeks.com/why_is_sears_tracking_users_internet_activity.html  SecGeeks.  January 04, 2008
 
“Sears IT Practices Called Into Question”
http://www.informationweek.com/news/205208817  InformationWeek.  January 04, 2008
 
“Researcher Accuses Sears of Spreading Spyware”
http://pcworld.about.net/od/onlineprivacy/Researcher-Accuses-Sears-of-Sp.htm  about.com.  January 02, 2008
 
“Sears Customers Checking Their Computers”
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/features/sears-privacy/sears-check.html  Lawyers and Settlements.  February 16, 2008
 
FTC and Lawsuit against Sears
“Suit Alleges Sears Exposed Customer Data” ITBusinessEdge.  January 07, 2008
 
“FTC, Sears Settle Complaint About Web Tracking Software”  http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=107366 MediaPost.  June 04, 2009
 
“Sears Data Breach Draws Lawsuit” http://www.informationweek.com/news/205600038 InformationWeek.  January 07, 2008
 
“Sears Exposes Consumer Data, Faces $5M Lawsuit”
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=73762  MediaPost. January 03, 2008
 
“FTC raps Sears over website tracking software”
http://www.research-live.com/news/ftc-raps-sears-over-website-tracking-software/4000120.article  Research.  June 05, 2009
 
“Sears Agrees to Settle Spyware Charge”
http://www.www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3258890  iStockAnalyst.  June 05, 2009
 
“Sears agrees to settle spyware charges.”
McClatchy-Tribune Business News, June 05,  2009
 
“US mega retailer settles spyware charges”
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/04/sears_settles_spyware_charges/  The Register. June 04, 2009
 
“Sears Settles FTC Charges Regarding Tracking Software”
http://www2.ftc.gov/opa/2009/06/sears.shtm  Federal Trade Commission.  June 04, 2009
 
“Sears Defends Itself Against Spyware Lawsuit”
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/features/sears-privacy/sears-defends.html  Lawyers and Settlements.  February 10, 2008
 
Facebook Beacon
“Facebook’s Beacon Ad System Also Tracks Non-Facebook Users”
http://www.pcworld.com/article/140247/facebooks_beacon_ad_system_also_tracks_nonfacebook_users.html  PCWorld.  December 03, 2007
 
“Facebook’s Beacon Ad System Also Tracks Non-Facebook Users”
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/PCWorld/story?id=3948442  ABC News.  December 04, 2007
 
“Facebook’s Beacon Tracks All Users”
http://isoc-ny.org/?p=45  Internet Society – New York Chapter.  December 04, 2007
 
“CA Fires Another Shot Across Beacon’s Bow”
http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3714356/CA-Fires-Another-Shot-Across-Beacons-Bow.htm  Internet News.  December 03, 2007
 
“Long Island Technology Briefs: December 14, 2007”
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4189/is_20071214/ai_n21173547/  Long Island Business News.  December 14, 2007
 
“CA exposes sneaky Facebook tracking”
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15605/53/  IT Wire.  December 03, 2007
 
“CA: Beacon’s reach extends to non-Facebook users”
http://www.macworld.com/article/61332/2007/12/facebook.html  MacWorld.  December 04, 2007
 
“More Facebook Advertisers Bail From Beacon. Plus, New Concerns.”
http://techcrunch.com/2007/12/03/more-facebook-advertisers-bail-from-beacon-plus-new-concerns/  TechCrunch.  December 03, 2007
 
“Lingering Privacy Doubts Over Facebook’s Beacon”
http://mikeg.typepad.com/perceptions/2007/12/lingering-priva.html  Mike Gotta.  December 01, 2007
 
“Więcej kontrowersji wokół Facebook Beacon”
http://www.internetstandard.pl/news/133249/Wiecej.kontrowersji.wokol.Facebook.Beacon.html  Internet Standard.  December 04, 2007
 
Imitation Microsoft product
“Infected Application Claims to be WindowsSecurityCenter”
http://www.spamfighter.com/News-11169-Infected-Application-Claims-to-be-Windows-Security-Center.htm  Spam Fighter.  November 25, 2008
 
“FakeWindowsSecurityCenter”
http://www.seattle.gov/informationsecurity/archive/10172008_news.htm  Seattle.gov  October 17, 2008
 
“Malicious program poses as WindowsSecurityCenter”
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/1335065/Malicious-program-poses-as-Windows-Security-Center  SearchSecurity.  October 17, 2008
 
Mp3
“Worldwide music download information campaign helps parents and teachers advise children”  http://www.ifpi.org/content/section_about/index.html  International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.  April 30, 2008
 
“BPI backs safe and legal music downloading campaign”
http://www.bpi.co.uk/press-area/news-amp3b-press-release/article/bpi-backs-safe-and-legal-music-downloading-campaign-7c-bpi-press-release-30th-april-2008.aspx  British Recorded Music Industry.  April 30, 2008
 
“The hidden dangers of illegal downloading”
http://www.ifpi.org/content/section_news/20080307.html  International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.  IFPI Digital Music Report 2008
 
“Childnet International response to BERR consultation on legislative options to address illicit Peer-to-Peer file-sharing”
www.childnet-int.org/downloads/301008ChildnetBERR.pdf  Childnet International.  August 30, 2008.
 
Spyware Guard 2008 – Fraud Unabated
“Spyware Guard 2008 Fraud Unabated” http://www.malwarehelp.org/spyware-guard-2008-fraud-unabated-2009.html  MalwareHelp.org.  January 14, 2009
 

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