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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.
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.
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.
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.
The uneven skills of driver programmers have left a legion of holes in software that ships with Windows and Linux, security experts say.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MCI is the latest US corporate facing a potential identity theft problem with its employees’ personal data.
Concerns about identity theft are beginning to put people off shopping and banking online.