Officials at a Houston hospital said a stolen computer may contain medical records and Social Security numbers of hundreds of its patients. Christus St. Joseph Hospital has sent letters to about 16,000 patients, informing them of the possible security breach.
A case of bank fraud involving an India-based outsourcer has rekindled a debate about using overseas contractors for tasks involving sensitive data.
- Gentoo update for kdewebdev, kdelibs, and realplayer/helixplayer
- Red Hat update for kernel
- FreeBSD update for cvs
More than 2,500 web servers every day are being hacked, reveals a report. Numbers grew by 36% during 2004 when almost 400,000 incidents were recorded.
Would-be workers need to be more cautious with resume services and posting their personal information online. Online fraudsters and scammers are waiting.
- Slackware update for gaim, cvs, python & mozilla
- Gentoo update for openmosixview
- xine-lib RTSP and MMS Streams Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- Debian update for junkbuster
Eckhart Wörner has reported a vulnerability in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
A new private-sector cyberterrorism security center that aims to watch over much of the nation's critical business infrastructure with its own real-time cyberthreat-detection network opened here today at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Realplayer/RealOne RAM File Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- Mandrake updates for xli and cvs
- Redhat updates for Firefox and Realplayer
- Fedora updates for Helixplayer and cvs
China's rapid Internet growth has brought with it a somewhat disturbing side effect: multiplying zombies up to no good.
Leading online discount broker Ameritrade Holding Corp. said Tuesday it has informed about 200,000 current and former customers that a backup computer tape containing their personal information has been lost.
Security researchers on Tuesday issued a warning for multiple vulnerabilities in the open-source CVS, a popular program that allows developers to keep track of different development versions of source code.
Security flaws in computer systems used by the Internal Revenue Service expose millions of taxpayers to potential identity theft or illegal police snooping, according to a congressional report released today.
A panel of teenagers speaking at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference told attendees on Friday that they are far more in tune with technology than their parents and have come to understand the issues of security and privacy on the Internet largely without any guidance from educators or their parents.
Web shops are being forced to improve the way they handle customer data.
An Internet chat room monitor hired to keep children safe from sexual predators seduced a California girl online and was about to meet her for sex when he was found out by a co-worker, a lawsuit charges.
There's a new strategy in the spam battle: Call it containment. Filters for blocking junk e-mail from inboxes have improved to the point that doing much more will needlessly kill legitimate e-mail, said Carl Hutzler, America Online Inc.'s anti-spam coordinator. So e-mail gatekeepers are shifting gears. Now they're getting more aggressive at keeping spam from leaving their systems in the first place.
- Fedora update for openoffice
- Gentoo update for rsnapshot, junkbuster
- Mandrake update for gaim
- Debian update for mysql
Global bank HSBC Holdings is notifying at least 180,000 people who used MasterCard credit cards to make purchases at Polo Ralph Lauren that criminals may have obtained access to their credit card information, and that they should replace their cards, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Cyber criminals are starting to use fake blogs to snare new victims. The bogus web journals are being used as traps that infect visitor's machines with keylogging software or viruses.