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Fwd: SF new column announcement: The big DRM mistake 2006-03-02
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus today:

The big DRM mistake
by Scott Granneman
2006-03-01

Digital Rights Managements hurts paying customers, destroys Fair
Use rights, renders customers' investments worthless, and can
always be defe

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Washingtonpost.com: AOL Sues Groups Under Anti-Phishing Law 2006-02-28
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From washingtonpost.com

America Online is taking advantage of a first-of-its-kind anti-"phishing"
law in Virginia to sue three international groups that allegedly stole
information from unsuspecting AOL users by sending e-mail that appeared to
be legitimate messages from the company.

http://www

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Ernst & Young Gets Laptops Stolen 2006-02-28
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From Miami.com

Lunch was costly for accountants in Weston.
...
While they were gone, four Dell laptops, valued at $8,000, were stolen from
the room.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/
broward_county/cities_neighborhoods/weston/13947682.htm

Daniel Jimenez

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Virus Passes From PCs to Mobile Devices 2006-02-28
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
MARA (Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association) is reporting what it says
is the first virus that can pass from a PC to a mobile device and then erase
files.

http://www.pcworld.com/resource/article/0,aid,124887,pg,1,RSS,RSS,00.asp

Daniel Jimenez

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Strict liability for data breaches? 2006-02-24
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus recently:

Strict liability for data breaches?
by Mark Rasch
2006-02-20

A recent case involving a stolen laptop containing 550,000 people's
full credit information sheds new night on what "reasonable

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Privacy and anonymity 2006-02-24
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus recently:

Privacy and anonymity
by Kelly Martin
2006-02-14

Privacy and anonymity on the Internet are as important as they are
difficult to achieve. Here are some of the current issues we face,
along

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Fwd: SF new article announcement - Malicious Malware: attacking the attackers 2006-02-03
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Infocus article (in two parts) has been published on
SecurityFocus

Malicious Malware: attacking the attackers
by Thorsten Holz and Frederic Raynal

This article explores measures to attack those malicious attackers
who seek to harm our l

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Google's data minefield 2006-01-31
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Front Page column was published on SecurityFocus
today:

Google's data minefield
by Mark Rasch
2006-01-30

The U.S. government's broad subpoena to search engines effectively
seeks to mine the data of the Internet. While Google has resist

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Tech support woes 2006-01-23
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus on Friday:

Tech support woes
by Scott Granneman
2006-01-20

Technical support that's outsourced to foreign countries can cause
frustration and have a negative impact on security when the
problems rem

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Wiretapping, FISA, and the NSA 2006-01-13
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Front Page column was published on SecurityFocus on
Wednesday:

Wiretapping, FISA, and the NSA
by Mark Rasch
2006-01-11

U.S. wiretapping laws, FISA and Presidential powers given to the
NSA to intercept communications make for interestin

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Techworld: EU law used to beat spammers 2006-01-03
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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EU law used to beat spammers

By John E. Dunn

A UK resident has won landmark legal case against a spamming
company.

Nigel Roberts used the EU E-Privacy Directive law to win £300
($500) in compensation from Falkirk-based Media Logistics, becoming
the

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Monstersandcritics: 2005 was a 'good' year for cybercriminals 2005-12-30
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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2005 was a 'good' year for cybercriminals

Cyber crimes reached soared in 2005, with data breaches reported at
Marriott International, Ford Motor, ABN Amro Mortgage and Sam`s
Club.

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/business/printer_1072180.php

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Telegraph: Hacker faces 10 years' jail for virus attacks on Ebay 2005-12-30
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Hacker faces 10 years' jail for virus attacks on Ebay

A 21-year-old American hacker known online as Volkam could face up
to 10 years in jail after infecting an army of computers with a
worm virus and commanding them to attack Ebay.

http://portal.tel

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SC Magazine: Marriott customer data missing 2005-12-30
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Marriott customer data missing

By Frank Washkuch Jr.

A division of the Marriott International hotel empire has notified
more than 200,000 clients of back-up security tapes missing from
the company?s Orlando corporate offices.

http://www.scmagazine.c

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Australian IT: Phishers target NAB 2005-12-28
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Phishers target NAB
By James Riley

ONLINE fraudsters have targeted National Australia Bank customers
over Christmas with a flood of hoax emails designed to trick
account holders into revealing their internet banking details.

http://australianit.news

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Tracked by cellphone 2005-12-28
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Tracked by cellphone
by Mark Rasch
2005-12-22

We know that technology can be used to track people's location via
a cellphone, but how difficult is it for law enforcement to get a
court order and do this legally?

http://www.securityfocus.com/columnist

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At least 20 customers fall prey to phishing scam in Finland 2005-12-20
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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So far, there have been very few successful phishing scams in
Finland - this may, in fact, be the first one. The main reason for
this is that phishers are not normally very fluent in Finnish; and
phishing scams written in foreign languages (such as En

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Silicon.com: Mobile viruses to bite next year? 2005-12-20
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Mobile viruses to bite next year?

Dial M for Malware...

By Dawn Kawamoto

Mobile security threats are expected to triple next year as smart
phones and other mobile devices become more prevalent, according to
a study released on Monday by McAfee Aver

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Washington Post: Hackers Break Into Computer-Security Firm's Customer Database 2005-12-20
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Hackers Break Into Computer-Security Firm's Customer Database

Personal Data for Law Enforcement, Security Professionals Exposed

By Brian Krebs

Guidance Software -- the leading provider of software used to
diagnose hacker break-ins -- has itself been

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Silicon.com: Hackers snatch users' info from online store 2005-12-20
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Hackers snatch users' info from online store

'Your money or your data'

By Greg Sandoval

Published: Tuesday 20 December 2005

A maker of popular role-playing games was forced to shut down its
online store for four days after hackers pilfered email ad

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SC Magazine: Fortune 100 firms' websites leaking sensitive data 2005-12-16
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Fortune 100 firms' websites leaking sensitive data

By William Eazel

The websites of many Fortune 100 firms host publicly accessible
files that reveal potentially sensitive metadata and hidden
information such as user names and email addresses, newly

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SC Magazine: Employees leak secrets 2005-12-15
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Study: Employees leak secrets

By Frank Washkuch Jr.

Employees sending confidential information to the outside world
through email is an unseen threat to corporate security, a new
business risk survey revealed.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/artic

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PC World: Security Breach Exposes Credit Cards 2005-12-15
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Security Breach Exposes Credit Cards

Mastercard, Visa alert customers whose personal data may have been
released in Sam's Club glitch.

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld

Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, is investigating a
security breach t

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Computing.co.uk: Tax credits breach estimates higher 2005-12-15
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Tax credits breach estimates higher

DWP identity fraud scam bigger than expected

By Daniel Thomas

The British government has admitted that the number of civil
servants whose identities were stolen by online fraudsters is
higher than originally thoug

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Re: IT Observer: Hackers Steal Sensitive Data using Digital Cameras 2005-12-14
keydet89 yahoo com
Keep in mind, though, that plugging a USB-connected removeable storage device into a Windows computer leaves significant "footprints" or artifacts.

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Reuters: EU parliament adopts anti-terrorism data rules 2005-12-14
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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EU parliament adopts anti-terrorism data rules

The European Parliament voted in favour of new European Union rules
to store phone and Internet data to fight terrorism and other
serious crime on Wednesday.

http://tinyurl.com/98b2f

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US hackers may be linked to China 2005-12-14
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US hackers may be linked to China

A systematic effort by hackers to penetrate US government and
industry computer networks stems most likely from the Chinese
military, said the head of a leading security institute on Monday.

http://www.crime-research

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Silicon.com: Police investigate charity credit card data hack 2005-12-13
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Police investigate charity credit card data hack

Criminals steal almost 3,000 card details?

Police at Scotland Yard's computer crime squad are investigating
the hacking of a UK charity website that has resulted in the theft
of almost 3,000 credit ca

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IT Observer: ISF Report Warns of New VoIP Security Threats 2005-12-13
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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ISF Report Warns of New VoIP Security Threats

A new report from the Information Security Forum revels that along
with existing security threats associated with IP networks, Voice-
Over-IP will present new and more sophisticated threats. The report
als

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