Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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The new anti-spyware bill would significantly increase civil and criminal penalties for spyware distributors and creators. Illegal profits from spyware could be seized and given to improve law enforcement.
A security firm has proved that today's cars cannot catch computer viruses.
Look beyond the bells and whistles, and make sure the security's tough. That's the attitude of operating system makers, who aren't just focusing on features such as snazzy graphics and better networking tools when revamping products. Now they're also providing sturdier defenses.
Almost one million net addresses owned by UK cable firm Telewest have been blacklisted by an anti-spam group.
Classified Extremely critical, two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system.
Robert Gortarez is no private eye.
But with an $80 piece of software intended to track what his son was doing on the Internet, the 36-year-old Phoenix real estate investor uncovered some information about what his wife - now his ex-wife - was doing online as well.
Security experts have expressed dismay about new legislation that will usher in the nation's first national ID system-citing a lack of confidence in the government's ability to employ the technology in such a way as to prevent citizens from being preyed upon by identity thieves.
A software tool launched by Google on Wednesday that speeds up the process of downloading Web sites has caused some users to worry about their privacy.
Would you give up your computer passwords for a Starbucks latte? ``imasexyguy'' did. So did ``raiderfan.'' The football fanatic even gave it to a radio reporter -- to put on the air. And then he told the interviewer he still wasn't going to change it.
eBay and its customers must accept that fraud goes with the territory of online transactions, a top executive at the auction giant said.
Phishers are increasingly using new methods to nab sensitive information from Internet users, according to data from Websense Security Labs.
Harvard student Ben Edelman hasn't made any friends in spyware and adware makers, thanks to his work publicizing how the programs work. He may be spyware's most dangerous enemy.
Despite reductions in the number of computers infected by spyware applications, the troublesome software has created a billion-dollar industry that continues to plague both consumers and businesses, researchers said on Tuesday.
Media giant Time Warner said Monday that it lost a container of computer backup tapes with information on 600,000 current and former employees.