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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Hong Kong plans to enact an anti-spam law next year to crack down on companies that send unsolicited e-mails or make automated telemarketing calls to consumers, an official has said.
Computers can remember complex bits of data effortlessly, but people routinely fumble that task. Naturally, one of the big trends in computing security is making users memorize complex passwords -- then regularly wipe those from their memory in favor of equally obscure replacements.
If you had to guess, how many companies would you say have enough of your personal data stored in various databases to make even a rookie crook ready for prime-time conning? Ten, perhaps? What about 50, 100 or 1,000? You probably don't know the answer, and that is exactly the problem.
Two computers containing personal information on Motorola Inc. employees were stolen from the mobile phone maker's human resources services provider.
A number of the most promoted security risks are nothing more than a load of hype, Gartner has said in an unexpected outbreak of sober assessment.
Some British companies are still willing to send out large numbers of unsolicited text messages -- despite such practices being illegal.
An emerging breed of computer virus that keeps hackers informed about the latest weaknesses in computer networks has been discovered by security experts.
Citigroup, the world's largest bank, on Monday said account and payment history data on 3.9 million of its customers were lost in transit by United Parcel Service.
A 7-year-old flaw that could let an attacker place malicious content on trusted Web sites has resurfaced in the most recent Firefox browser, Secunia has warned.
A hacker broke into the Duke University Medical Center computer system last week, stealing thousands of passwords and fragments of Social Security numbers, Duke officials said Friday.
The three-pronged attack is being described as "unprecedented" because of the way the Trojans communicate with each other to infect a machine, disable anti-virus software and leave a back door open for future malicious use. "This is so slick, it's scary.
There's mounting evidence that a group of industrious hackers is working on an especially destructive "super worm" that could spread from PC to PC indefinitely, or until it ran out of targets to infect.
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.
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!
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.