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ID theft, vulnerabilities, privacy issues, etc

OS makers: Security is job No. 1

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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.

Spam blacklist targets Telewest

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Almost one million net addresses owned by UK cable firm Telewest have been blacklisted by an anti-spam group.

Google claims DNS issue

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As first reported by gigaom, and now carried by theinquirer and other big sites, seems it was that reported DNS issue that took out Old Reliable yesterday. Even someone at eWeek came in on the weekend to report on it.

Mozilla Firefox Two Vulnerabilities

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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.

Move over, Big Brother. Little Brother is squeezing in.

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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.

'Real ID' Act Could Help ID Thieves

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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.

Google Web Accelerator sparks privacy fears

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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.

Protect passwords? Not if latte is free

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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: Let's wait and see on tighter security

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eBay and its customers must accept that fraud goes with the territory of online transactions, a top executive at the auction giant said.

Phishing attacks take a new twist

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Phishers are increasingly using new methods to nab sensitive information from Internet users, according to data from Websense Security Labs.

Spying on the spyware makers

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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.

Spyware industry worth billions

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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.

Time Warner Loses Employee Info

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Media giant Time Warner said Monday that it lost a container of computer backup tapes with information on 600,000 current and former employees.

SANS Releases List Of Security Flaws

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According to a SANS Institute report outlining more than 600 new Internet security vulnerabilities, some of the most commonly affected software include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Messenger, and MSN Messenger, Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and 4 and Windows Server 2003. <Shock!>

Police chief battered by cyber attack

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A UK police chief has been bombarded with thousands of threatening emails in a denial of service attack aimed at crippling his force's computer systems.

Hackers aren't just picking on Microsoft - study

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While hackers continued to poke new holes in Microsoft Corp.'s popular Windows operating system, they increasingly exploited flaws in software made by other companies as well, the nonprofit SANS Institute found.

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Latest Secunia Security Advisories

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  • Mandriva updates for perl, xpm, and squid

  • Gentoo updates for pound and horde

  • Gentoo phpmyadmin Installation Script Insecure Permissions

Spyware Vendor Sued Over 'Invasive' Software

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New York State has gone on the attack against spyware and adware by filing a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based marketing company that allegedly installed "invasive" software onto consumers' computers without proper notice as part of free software downloads.

Security Advisories

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  • SUSE update for mozilla and MozillaFirefox

  • Fedora updates for cyrus-imapd and imagemagick

  • Conectiva updates for squid and gaim
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