Security

ID theft, vulnerabilities, privacy issues, etc

Phishers going after small fry

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The number of credit unions in phishing e-mails has been growing over the past months, Hubbard said. The total rose from three in February to 21 in May.

Group revives effort to define spyware

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Anti-spyware software makers are taking another shot at creating a definition of spyware, this time with help from consumer organizations.

I may not know how to define spy-ware, but I know it when I see it!

Big Brother gets Bigger

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The National Security Agency is teasing intelligence information out of massive federal databases via a program that uses innovative methods to discover hidden results and improve analyst performance.

US residents at risk for online exploitation

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U.S. Internet users are dangerously ignorant about the type of data Web site owners collect from them and how that data is used, a new study has found.

Coming Soon: National ID Cards?

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Recently passed Real ID Act undermines civil rights. Driver's licenses will become national ID cards--and Americans will be at greater risk of identity theft--under a new federal law that passed without significant congressional debate, critics charge.

GAO study of RFID technology, policy seen flawed

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A recently released Government Accountability Office study of radio frequency identity device security is flawed because it omits discussion of technologies and federal policies in the arena, according to smart-card industry executives.

Denial of service attack victim speaks out

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The founder of an online payment system has spoken about his experience of being targeted by Russian gangsters who threatened to destroy his website and his business if he didn't pay them $10,000 to leave him alone.

Device drivers filled with flaws

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The uneven skills of driver programmers have left a legion of holes in software that ships with Windows and Linux, security experts say.

SEC gets a taste of its own medicine

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Like a professor flunking part of his own test, the agency that grades corporate America on its accounting announced Thursday that it had three major flaws of its own in its internal systems for preventing financial fraud or mistakes.

Spam, spam everywhere -- How can we control it?

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According to Phillip Laplante, associate professor of software engineering at Penn State Great Valley, the answer as to why spam is omnipresent is two-fold: it's easy to create and distribute, and it's economically advantageous for those who send it.

Microsoft, Linux vendors slow to fix flaw

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Operating system vendors were given two months notice before a serious security flaw was made public but some have yet to resolve the issue, a security researcher has claimed.

DHS cybersecurity plans need more work

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security must do more to protect the nation's critical information infrastructure, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office. One congressman called the department's efforts so far 'unacceptable'.

Hackers break into Stanford University

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The FBI has been brought in to investigate the hacking of Stanford University’s computer network, which could have compromised the personal information of around 10,000 people.

Teen hacker goes too far

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A TEEN who tried to bump up his grades to an A by hacking into his school’s computer system, accidentally revealed his cunning plan to officials.

Phishing flaw catches Xbox 360 site

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Microsoft has patched a potentially dangerous flaw on its www.xbox360.com website after security experts warned the software giant of a cross-site scripting vulnerability which could be exploited by hackers to launch phishing attacks.

Homeland Security budget boosts cybersecurity

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Information security could get greater focus now that the House budget bill calls for creating a high-level cybersecurity position at the Homeland Security Department.

Telecoms giant loses staff data

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MCI is the latest US corporate facing a potential identity theft problem with its employees’ personal data.

Public worried by online ID theft

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Concerns about identity theft are beginning to put people off shopping and banking online.

Feds to fight the zombies

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Remote-controlled "zombie" networks operated by bottom-feeding spammers have become a serious problem that requires more industry action, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Tuesday

Phishers Learn to Exploit VeriSign

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At least one Net scammer has co-opted the Web security-assurance company's seal of approval to offer a false impression of safety.

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