Security

ID theft, vulnerabilities, privacy issues, etc

Spyware Vendor Sued Over 'Invasive' Software

Filed under
Security

New York State has gone on the attack against spyware and adware by filing a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based marketing company that allegedly installed "invasive" software onto consumers' computers without proper notice as part of free software downloads.

Security Advisories

Filed under
Security
  • SUSE update for mozilla and MozillaFirefox

  • Fedora updates for cyrus-imapd and imagemagick

  • Conectiva updates for squid and gaim

Encryption: the key to secure data?

Filed under
Security

Is there such a thing as totally secure encryption? And which technologies are commercially viable? Danny Bradbury explores approaches to transmitting information securely.

Netscape laid wide open by security flaw

Filed under
Security

Two separate imaging-related security flaws have surfaced in AOL's Netscape browser and in the KDE desktop environment for Unix and Linux, according to security experts. Both could allow an attacker to plant malicious code on a user's system when a specially crafted image is viewed by an affected application, such as a browser, e-mail program or stand-alone viewer, researchers said.

Latest Secunia Security Advisories

Filed under
Security
  • Debian updates for cvs, gaim and kdelibs

  • Redhat updates for sharutils and mozilla

  • gentoo updates for rkhunter, Convert-UUlib and xine-lib

Houston hospital says patient records compromised

Filed under
Security

Officials at a Houston hospital said a stolen computer may contain medical records and Social Security numbers of hundreds of its patients. Christus St. Joseph Hospital has sent letters to about 16,000 patients, informing them of the possible security breach.

Insecurities over Indian outsourcing

Filed under
Security

A case of bank fraud involving an India-based outsourcer has rekindled a debate about using overseas contractors for tasks involving sensitive data.

Latest Secunia Security Advisories

Filed under
Security
  • Gentoo update for kdewebdev, kdelibs, and realplayer/helixplayer

  • Red Hat update for kernel

  • FreeBSD update for cvs

Web server attacks 'growing fast'

Filed under
Security

More than 2,500 web servers every day are being hacked, reveals a report. Numbers grew by 36% during 2004 when almost 400,000 incidents were recorded.

Privacy watchdog warns job seekers to beware

Filed under
Security

Would-be workers need to be more cautious with resume services and posting their personal information online. Online fraudsters and scammers are waiting.

Other Security Advisories

Filed under
Security
  • Slackware update for gaim, cvs, python & mozilla

  • Gentoo update for openmosixview

  • xine-lib RTSP and MMS Streams Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

  • Debian update for junkbuster

KDE Kommander Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

Filed under
KDE
Security

Eckhart Wörner has reported a vulnerability in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

U.S. gets new cyberterrorism security center

Filed under
Security

A new private-sector cyberterrorism security center that aims to watch over much of the nation's critical business infrastructure with its own real-time cyberthreat-detection network opened here today at the University of Pennsylvania.

Secunia Advisories

Filed under
Security
  • Realplayer/RealOne RAM File Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • Mandrake updates for xli and cvs
  • Redhat updates for Firefox and Realplayer
  • Fedora updates for Helixplayer and cvs

Army of zombies invades China

Filed under
Security
Web

China's rapid Internet growth has brought with it a somewhat disturbing side effect: multiplying zombies up to no good.

Ameritrade loses 200,000 client files

Filed under
Security

Leading online discount broker Ameritrade Holding Corp. said Tuesday it has informed about 200,000 current and former customers that a backup computer tape containing their personal information has been lost.

Open-Source CVS Project Plugs Security Leaks

Filed under
Security

Security researchers on Tuesday issued a warning for multiple vulnerabilities in the open-source CVS, a popular program that allows developers to keep track of different development versions of source code.

IRS security flaws expose taxpayer data to snooping

Filed under
Security

Security flaws in computer systems used by the Internal Revenue Service expose millions of taxpayers to potential identity theft or illegal police snooping, according to a congressional report released today.

Teenagers struggle with privacy, security issues

Filed under
Security

A panel of teenagers speaking at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference told attendees on Friday that they are far more in tune with technology than their parents and have come to understand the issues of security and privacy on the Internet largely without any guidance from educators or their parents.

Web shops face tighter security

Filed under
Security

Web shops are being forced to improve the way they handle customer data.

Syndicate content