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Tufts U. warns 106,000 alumni and donors of security breach. Personal data on a server used for fundraising may have been exposed.
Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said today.
The OpenOffice.org community on Tuesday confirmed the existence of a potentially serious heap-overflow vulnerability in its freely distributed office productivity suite.
Bruno Rohee has reported a higthly critical vulnerability in KDE kdelibs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
Two prominent Web sites that specialize in remote access software known as "rootkits" have been taken offline by a large distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. The take-down was allegedly ordered by a shadowy group of hackers and rootkit authors who took offense to criticisms of their software posted on the sites.
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.
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.