China's rapid Internet growth has brought with it a somewhat disturbing side effect: multiplying zombies up to no good.
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.
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.
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.
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 are being forced to improve the way they handle customer data.
An Internet chat room monitor hired to keep children safe from sexual predators seduced a California girl online and was about to meet her for sex when he was found out by a co-worker, a lawsuit charges.
There's a new strategy in the spam battle: Call it containment. Filters for blocking junk e-mail from inboxes have improved to the point that doing much more will needlessly kill legitimate e-mail, said Carl Hutzler, America Online Inc.'s anti-spam coordinator. So e-mail gatekeepers are shifting gears. Now they're getting more aggressive at keeping spam from leaving their systems in the first place.
- Fedora update for openoffice
- Gentoo update for rsnapshot, junkbuster
- Mandrake update for gaim
- Debian update for mysql
Global bank HSBC Holdings is notifying at least 180,000 people who used MasterCard credit cards to make purchases at Polo Ralph Lauren that criminals may have obtained access to their credit card information, and that they should replace their cards, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Cyber criminals are starting to use fake blogs to snare new victims. The bogus web journals are being used as traps that infect visitor's machines with keylogging software or viruses.
Tufts U. warns 106,000 alumni and donors of security breach. Personal data on a server used for fundraising may have been exposed.
- Gentoo update for gld & axel
- Red Hat update for kdegraphics, dhcp & gaim
- Debian update for axel
Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said today.
The OpenOffice.org community on Tuesday confirmed the existence of a potentially serious heap-overflow vulnerability in its freely distributed office productivity suite.
- Gentoo update for phpmyadmin
- SUSE update for kdelibs3
- Mambo zOOm Media Gallery Module "catid" SQL Injection
Bruno Rohee has reported a higthly critical vulnerability in KDE kdelibs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
Two prominent Web sites that specialize in remote access software known as "rootkits" have been taken offline by a large distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. The take-down was allegedly ordered by a shadowy group of hackers and rootkit authors who took offense to criticisms of their software posted on the sites.
Net users are as annoyed as ever about spam, but seem to be getting used to it, says a report.
Remotely readable RFID chips in the new passports could introduce privacy and security risks.