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Identity Theft Case Called Largest Ever

In what is being called the largest identity theft case in U.S. history, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney charged three men with running an identity theft ring that impacted more than 30,000 consumer...

Homeland Defense IT Spending Expected to Spike

With the Senate's passage of the new Department of Homeland Security, President Bush is expected to soon sign the bill into law paving the way for a new wave of federal in...

Microsoft Fixes ‘Critical’ Flaw in MDAC

Microsoft has tagged a "critical" rating on a security flaw found in Data Access Components (MDAC) used to provide database connectivity on Windows platforms, warning that...

Apache Flaws Being Exploited

The Apache HTTP Server Project has warned that several security holes in the Apache source are being actively exploited on the Internet, urging IT managers to urgently upg...

Six Mozilla Security Bugs Posted

If you're using early copies of the Mozilla open-source Web browser, chances are your PC is vulnerable to attacks via a half-dozen security holes. Pre-version 1.0 rollouts...

Massive DDoS Attack Hit DNS Root Servers

A massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of unknown origin briefly interrupted Web traffic on nine of the 13 DNS "root" servers that control the Internet but experts on Wednesday dismis...

Wireless Security Lessons To Learn

The world of wireless communications has much it can learn from the mistakes long made in the wired world, according to the information security administrator for the Intern...

Web Vandalism on the Rise

Web vandalism is on the rise around the world, underscoring the shoddy state of affairs in IT security, according to the owner of a Web site that tracks such information. ...

Outlook Express Bug; MSN IM Worm Detected

Microsoft has issued a patch for a buffer overflow flaw in the Outlook Express S/MIME parsing functions that compromises the security of the e-mail software. A security ...

Information Theft Reaches Estimated $59 Billion

U.S. corporations lost $59 billion in proprietary information and intellectual property during the past year, according to a report released by the American Society for Indu...

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