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PayPal Fixes iPhone App Security Flaw

November 4, 2010
Authentication vulnerability in PayPal's iPhone app made it possible for hackers to snare account information and passwords from users on unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots.
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UK Says Google Guilty, Broke Privacy Law

November 3, 2010
Agency says it won't fine Google for its Street View violations, but will audit company's data protection practices going forward.
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Phishing Scam Targets Military Families

November 2, 2010
Campaign uses popular financial services and insurance firm USAA as lure to steal personal information.
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Sophos Offers Free Security Software for Macs

November 2, 2010
Sophos unveils free antivirus software for home users looking to defend against malware targeting the Mac OS.
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Another Hawaiian University Exposes Personal Data

November 1, 2010
University of Hawai'i officials are warning more than 40,000 former students that a faculty member inadvertently posted their most sensitive personal information online for more than a year.
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Adobe Warns of Another 'Critical' PDF Vulnerability

October 29, 2010
Adobe Systems says this latest security flaw is being exploited by hackers to take over control of computers running its popular PDF viewing application.
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Breach Exposes 280,000 Medicaid Patients' Data

October 28, 2010
A pair of health insurers in Pennsylvania said they lost a portable flash drive containing the names, addresses and some SSNs of hundreds of thousands of Medicaid patients.
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Targeted Malware Attacks Surge in Retail Sector

October 27, 2010
Symantec report finds a huge spike in the number of low-volume email scams targeting employees at retail companies in October.
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Facebook Takes Spammers to Court

October 21, 2010
The social networking site filed suit against two people and one company that it says are responsible for deceptive spam campaigns generated from multiple fake profiles.
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Mississippi National Guard Admits Accidental Data Breach

October 20, 2010
Nearly 3,000 members of the Mississippi National Guard brigade will be checking their credit reports for years after a data management miscue exposed their personal information.
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10 Riskiest Places to Give Out Your Social Security Number

October 19, 2010
Security software vendor McAfee found that social security numbers stolen from colleges and universities are most likely to be used for identity theft.
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More Students Vulnerable to Identity Theft

October 18, 2010
More than 106,000 students attending or applying to the University of North Florida this week learned that an overseas hacker infiltrated a server containing social security numbers and other PII.
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McAfee Plots New Data Security Strategy

October 12, 2010
Mobile devices, virtualization and embedded security apps in a wide range of consumer devices will define the security software maker's future following its merger with Intel.
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Zeus Phishing Campaign Targets iTunes Customers

October 5, 2010
A new malware scam making its way across the Internet uses a bogus iTunes receipt to try to lure victims to sites that infect their PCs and mobile devices with the Zeus Trojan.
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Netezza Rolls Out Real-Time Security Appliance

October 4, 2010
New Mantra Vault analyzes data across enterprise databases to identity potential threats to real-time transactions.
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Adobe Promises Quick Fix for Reader Flaw

October 1, 2010
Company tells customers to expect a patch for a 'critical' hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat apps by next week.
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FBI Busts 37 in $3 Million Zeus Trojan Scam

October 1, 2010
The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office in Southern New York filed charges against 37 people suspected of orchestrating a sophisticated international malware scam that stole more than $3 million from victims' bank accounts.
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Image Spam, Old Tricks Top September Malware Threats

September 30, 2010
The destructive and fast-spreading "Here You Have" worm was one of a handful of security threats to plague enterprise IT departments this month.
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Spam Scam Targets LinkedIn Community

September 27, 2010
Security researchers at Cisco say the social network for professionals has been hit with a massive malware campaign designed to steal users' online banking credentials.
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