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.
- Ubuntu has issued updates for the kernel.
- SUSE Updates for Multiple Packages
- KDE KMail User Interface Spoofing Vulnerability
- Red Hat Patches Critical Hole in XFree86
Microsoft is to release a slew of new patches on 12 April as part of its monthly upgrade cycle, the company said in a posting on its website.
Microsoft will release eight Patches For Windows, Office, Exchange, and MSN Messenger, at least half of which will be marked "critical."
A San Jose-based medical practice has notified about 185,000 current and former patients about the theft of their personal information contained on two computers stolen from its offices during a burglary March 28. The computers contained names, addresses, confidential medical information and Social Security numbers.
A 21-year-old man was sentenced to more than six years in prison and assessed $118,000 in restitution for perpetrating an extensive Internet fraud scheme, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Maine.
"We're glad he's going to jail," an Ebay spokesman said.
Based on the analysis, experts found that the United States topped the Dirty Dozen chart once again, exporting an average of 35.70%, or more than one-third of the world's total volume of spam.
A Virginia judge sentenced a spammer to nine years in prison Friday in the nation's first felony prosecution for sending junk e-mail, though the sentence was postponed while the case is appealed.
HITACHI is demonstrating a system which means that if you're in the office you'll be able to run, but you may not be able to hide.
The company behind those floating ads that dance across Web pages has developed a way to restore the data profiles that many privacy-conscious users try to delete from their computers.
And another from the ain't-you-glad-you-run-linux dept:
A phoney email purporting to come from Microsoft is installing Trojan software on computers around the world.
A phishing scam emulating the Windows Update Service hit Australia yesterday, designed to not only emulate the update page perfectly, but circumvent current antivirus, spyware and adware programs.
A large cloud of lethal radioactive fallout could be released by a terrorist attack on the nuclear waste stored at up to 103 reactors in the US, according to an expert report for the US National Academy of Sciences.
Oh great, let's give 'em ideas!
The SANS Institute's Internet Storm Centre (ISC) has said that domain name system attacks are becoming more widespread since they were first reported last month.
A well-known security consultant on Tuesday urged cash-strapped businesses to consider using free, readily available open-source security tools and applications to help cope with the rising spate of malicious hacker attacks.
A flaw has been discovered in the popular open-source browser Firefox that could expose sensitive information stored in memory, Secunia has warned.
Florida-Cyber-security and counterterrorism analyst Roger Cressey on Monday pleaded with IT executives not to underestimate the threat of "national cyber-event" targeting critical infrastructure in the United States.
Daniel McNeil has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
Several distributors of the BSD version of the Telnet protocol have released patches for a critical bug that could cause system-hijack attacks. Advisories and patches have been issued by FreeBSD, MIT (Kerberos), Red Hat, and Sun among others.