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.
- SUSE update for mozilla and MozillaFirefox
- Fedora updates for cyrus-imapd and imagemagick
- Conectiva updates for squid and gaim
Is there such a thing as totally secure encryption? And which technologies are commercially viable? Danny Bradbury explores approaches to transmitting information securely.
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.
- Debian updates for cvs, gaim and kdelibs
- Redhat updates for sharutils and mozilla
- gentoo updates for rkhunter, Convert-UUlib and xine-lib
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.
A case of bank fraud involving an India-based outsourcer has rekindled a debate about using overseas contractors for tasks involving sensitive data.
- Gentoo update for kdewebdev, kdelibs, and realplayer/helixplayer
- Red Hat update for kernel
- FreeBSD update for cvs
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.
Would-be workers need to be more cautious with resume services and posting their personal information online. Online fraudsters and scammers are waiting.
- Slackware update for gaim, cvs, python & mozilla
- Gentoo update for openmosixview
- xine-lib RTSP and MMS Streams Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- Debian update for junkbuster
Eckhart Wörner has reported a vulnerability in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
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.
- 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
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.