Jim Carr

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EU Commission says payment fraud moving to the internet

EU Commission says payment fraud moving to the internet

In spite of efforts to halt electronic fraud, the internet has remained a dangerous place to do business, according to a report from the European Commission.
Apr 29 2008 9:43AM
Hacker hired by News Corp. testifies in corporate spying trial

Hacker hired by News Corp. testifies in corporate spying trial

A software engineer testified that he was hired by a unit of News Corp. to develop software that could reverse engineer code on satellite receiver smart cards, but denies hacking.
Apr 28 2008 10:51AM
Spammers use bots to create fake Google Blogger sites

Spammers use bots to create fake Google Blogger sites

Spammers have developed automated techniques to create fake pages on Google's Blogger service that are used to hawk typical junk mail merchandise.
Apr 28 2008 10:51AM
PCI council clarifies impending application rule

PCI council clarifies impending application rule

The PCI Security Standards Council has clarified two key provisions of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Apr 25 2008 12:32PM
"Rock Phish" gang adds malware download to attacks

"Rock Phish" gang adds malware download to attacks

Members of the so-called Rock Phish gang of Russian cybercriminals have launched a new style of attack in which they seek sensitive data not only through phishing but also by installing malware.
Apr 23 2008 10:11AM
Windows XP Service Pack set for release next week

Windows XP Service Pack set for release next week

Microsoft on Monday released Windows XP Service Pack 3 to manufacturing and said that it will be available for download April 29.
Apr 22 2008 10:00AM
Researchers determine source of SQL attacks

Researchers determine source of SQL attacks

Security researchers at the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) have discovered a utility that served as the foundation for a series of attacks that compromised thousands of websites and infected millions of users' PCs over the past several months.
Apr 21 2008 9:51AM
Coding error exposes sex offender personal data

Coding error exposes sex offender personal data

A software security researcher has exploited a flaw in the sex offender registry webpage operated by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Apr 18 2008 9:52AM
Oracle closes 41 vulnerabilities, 17 in its database

Oracle closes 41 vulnerabilities, 17 in its database

Oracle on Tuesday patched 41 vulnerabilities, including 17 impacting its flagship Oracle database product, in its April Critical Patch Update (CPU) round of security fixes.
Apr 17 2008 10:03AM
Financial services companies 'struggling' with multichannel authentication

Financial services companies 'struggling' with multichannel authentication

Financial services companies are struggling to deal with a variety of challenges associated with authenticating and securing their customer accounts in an increasingly complex multichannel environment, a panel of IT security professionals said at this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
Apr 11 2008 6:05AM
RSA '08: Endpoint security products doomed, RSA exhibitors say

RSA '08: Endpoint security products doomed, RSA exhibitors say

The endpoint security product is doomed, to be replaced by the umbrella coverage of overriding security solutions.
Apr 10 2008 3:40AM
2008 on pace for record number of breaches

2008 on pace for record number of breaches

In the first three months of 2008, the number of data breaches more than doubled over the same period last year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit that helps victims of identity theft.
Apr 7 2008 5:59AM
IC3 report: Internet crime up to US$240 million in 2007

IC3 report: Internet crime up to US$240 million in 2007

Internet-related criminal activities resulted in nearly US$240 million in reported losses in the US, according to the 2007 Internet Crime Report released by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the FBI.
Apr 7 2008 5:59AM
Startup finds flaws in popular VoIP products

Startup finds flaws in popular VoIP products

The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products of Avaya, Cisco and Nortel are filled with more than 100 vulnerabilities, according to a report from VoIPshield Laboratories.
Apr 4 2008 10:03AM
TJX settles with MasterCard for US$24 million

TJX settles with MasterCard for US$24 million

Discount retailer TJX, parent of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, has agreed to a US$24 million settlement with MasterCard over a security breach that left tens of millions of credit card accounts at risk to identity theft.
Apr 4 2008 10:03AM
New rogue software targeting Mac users

New rogue software targeting Mac users

Security researchers at Sophos have identified a new trojan targeting the Mac OS X operating system.
Apr 2 2008 10:32AM
Two vulnerabilities found in Safari browser for Windows

Two vulnerabilities found in Safari browser for Windows

Apple's recently released Safari 3.1 browser for Windows not only contains two "highly critical" software vulnerabilities, it has come under fire for its poor functionality.
Apr 1 2008 9:33AM
Cisco delivers five IOS patches on new schedule

Cisco delivers five IOS patches on new schedule

Cisco has corrected five vulnerabilities in its Internetwork Operating System (IOS), used to manage its routers, with patches covering vulnerabilities that could be exploited to manipulate data, expose sensitive information and launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, according to Secunia.
Mar 28 2008 9:42AM
Facebook privacy flap should spark concern for business

Facebook privacy flap should spark concern for business

A security and privacy breach that made personal Facebook photos available to unwelcome visitors could have had real consequences for businesses, experts said.
Mar 27 2008 10:03AM
Microsoft acquires anti-rootkit company

Microsoft acquires anti-rootkit company

Microsoft has shored up its enterprise security portfolio -- and gained a toehold in the government marketplace -- with the acquisition of Komoku, a government-funded startup with products that snoop out rootkits.
Mar 25 2008 11:01AM

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