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Fwd: SF new column announcement: E-mail privacy in the workplace 2006-08-01
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The following front page column was published on SecurityFocus
today:

E-mail privacy in the workplace
by Mark Rasch
2006-07-31

Even with a well-heeled corporate privacy policy stati

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abclocal.go.com: Personal Info Accidentally E-Mailed in Riverside 2006-07-28
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
RIVERSIDE, CA
July 28, 2006

The Social Security numbers and financial information of nearly 2,000
Riverside city employees were inadvertently sent throughout City Hall's
e-mail system.

The information was intended for the city's payroll department but was
e-mailed to roughly 2,300 city employee

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astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office 2006-07-28
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com) (1 replies)
Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office
Published 18:20:00 25.07.2006

Tack on another case in what seems to be an epidemic of laptop thefts and
losses: Wolters Kluwer, a Dutch business information publisher, earlier this
month informed U.S. employees that a laptop with data on 8,500 current and

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Re: astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office 2006-07-31
Marios A. Spinthiras (mario netway com cy)
The Register: Security flap after US Navy loses laptops 2006-07-28
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Data overboard
By John Leyden
Published Friday 28th July 2006 14:14 GMT

A pair of laptops containing the personal data of around 31,000 US Navy
personnel officers and potential recruits were separately stolen from two
New Jersey recruitment offices over the last two months.

The Navy said that se

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eweek.com: Netscape.com Hacked by Digg Fans 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Netscape.com Hacked by Digg Fans
By Ryan Naraine
July 26, 2006

The ongoing Digg versus Netscape spat has apparently escalated into a
hacking attack against America Online's Netscape.com social media Web site.

Virus researchers at Finnish security vendor F-Secure discovered the
Netscape.com hack

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Wired.com: MySpace outage blamed on L.A. power loss 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer
Monday, July 24, 2006 05:41 pm GMT

NEW YORK (AP) -- The popular social-networking site MySpace.com suffered a
pair of extended outages over the weekend because of power problems at a key
data center in the Los Angeles area, the company said Monday.

In a messa

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Wired.com: Laptop with Armstrong worker data stolen 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:05 pm GMT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A laptop stolen from a payroll auditor contains
personal information on 12,000 current and former Armstrong World Industries
Inc. employees, the company said.

The data include home addresses and phone numbers, Soci

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Wired.com: China text-messages millions on typhoon 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer
Thursday, July 27, 2006 02:47 pm GMT

SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- With Typhoon Kaemi roaring toward Jinjiang in
China's crowded southeast, Dr. Yang was sealing his apartment windows
against the pounding rain when his cell phone buzzed to life.

"Typhoon f

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Wired.com: Makers of 'Kazaa' settle piracy suits 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer
Thursday, July 27, 2006 02:09 pm GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The company behind software called "Kazaa," which made it
simple for millions of computer users to download music and movies over the
Internet, has agreed to pay more than $115 million to the entertainm

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Wired.com: Students charged with professor prank 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
The Associated Press
Thursday, July 27, 2006 12:39 am GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two students each face up to a year in jail for a prank
that involved hacking into a professor's computer, giving grades to other
students and sending pizza, magazine subscriptions and CDs to the
professor's home.

Len

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Wired.com: Feds Want Hacker's Genetic Code 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Wired.com
By Kevin Poulsen
16:00 PM May, 10, 2006

Hacker Adrian Lamo is in trouble again, this time for failing to give the
federal government his DNA.

On Tuesday, federal probation officer Michael Sipe filed a notice of
violation in a Northern California court accusing Lamo of refusing to submi

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SCMagazine.com: Man charged over medical college database theft 2006-07-27
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Man charged over medical college database theft
René Millman Jul 25 2006 12:21

A 46-year-old man has been charged with stealing the membership database
held at the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Philadelphia.

William Bailey Jr. of North Carolina, faces a maximum sentence of 55 years
in

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ComputerWorld.com: VA Drops Credit Offer After FBI Says Data Is Safe 2006-07-26
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
VA Drops Credit Offer After FBI Says Data Is Safe
By: Jaikumar Vijayan (Computerworld)
July 24, 2006

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs last week withdrew its offer to pay
for one year's worth of credit-monitoring services for the 26.5 million
veterans and active-duty personnel whose data wa

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ComputerWorld.com: Missing laptop with data on 540,000 N.Y. state workers found 2006-07-26
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
The computer had been missing since May 9
By: Todd Weiss
July 26, 2006 (Computerworld)

A laptop computer containing personal information on more than half a
million New York state workers has been found after it disappeared May 9
from the offices of a third-party data management company.

In a s

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ComputerWorld.com: Eurid suspends more than 74,000 .eu domain names 2006-07-26
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
It's alleging dirty business practices involving the registration process
By: John Blau
July 25, 2006 (IDG News Service)

Alleged dirty business practices surrounding the registration process for
the European Union's new top-level domain have resulted in more than 74,000
.eu Web addresses being su

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ComputerWorld.com: IRS warns of new e-mail scam 2006-07-26
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
By: Linda Rosencrance
July 24, 2006 (Computerworld)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers of an e-mail scam
that uses the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Electronic Federal Tax
Payment System (EFTPS) to lure them into disclosing personal information.

The IRS said the e-mail s

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ComputerWorld.com: Two Iron Mountain facilities hit by fire 2006-07-26
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
The facilities, one in London, one in Ottawa, held public and private
archives
Sharon Fisher
July 25, 2006 (Computerworld)

Two Iron Mountain Inc. data storage facilities were hit by fires this month,
destroying one facility and damaging the other, but the causes of the blazes
have yet to be dete

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ComputerWorld.com: Bot masters fool with Paris Hilton 2006-07-21
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Bot masters fool with Paris Hilton
The simple life, unless you're the one battling the malware
July 18, 2006
Darren Pauli (Computerworld Australia)

Paris Hilton being exploited? It's hard to believe. But virus writers are
becoming more sophisticated in their use of celebrities such as Hilton to
e

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Bank "bankrupcy", nice social engineering case 2006-07-21
Tonu Samuel (tonu jes ee) (1 replies)
Hi!

We had nice case in Estonia which happened without direct intention. There was
smaller town and department store wall holding only ATM at town. In some
reason department store need to construct something and to save ATM from dust
bank removed it temporarily from wall. Construction people dec

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Re: Bank "bankrupcy", nice social engineering case[Scanned] 2006-07-24
Davie Elliott - Eluse (delliott eluse co uk)
Netcraft.com: PayPal XSS Exploit available for two years? 2006-07-21
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
PayPal XSS Exploit available for two years?
Posted by Paul Mutton at 12:44 PM UTC on Jul 20, 2006

The cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, which was harnessed by
fraudsters to execute a convincing phishing attack against PayPal users, may
have been exploitable for two years previously.

http

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GSN.com: IRS pays out millions in fraudulent refunds 2006-07-21
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
07/17/06 -- 10:24 AM
IRS pays out millions in fraudulent refunds
By Mary Mosquera, GCN Staff

The federal government has lost as much as $300 million in improper refunds
because the contractor developing a Web-based fraud detection system for the
IRS failed to deliver it on time.

The tax agency h

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GCN.com: No loss of data from VA, USDA breaches 2006-07-21
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
GCN.com
07/17/06 -- 04:57 PM
No loss of data from VA, USDA breaches
By Mary Mosquera, GCN Staff

The Veterans Affairs and Agriculture departments have determined that
sensitive personal data was not accessed in recent incidents of data threats
at both agencies.

The FBI informed VA that it has com

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The moderator is back 2006-07-21
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Apologies for my unannounced absence. It was the sum of several
things that coincided, including holiday season, a new home, and a
new job.

I have waded through my mail, and tried to accept all non-spam
submissions to list (there were a few, thanks to

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Retain or restrain access logs? 2006-06-15
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Front Page column was published on SecurityFocus
recently:

Retain or restrain access logs?
by Mark Rasch
2006-06-12

A recent proposal by the U.S. Department of Justice that would
mandate Internet Service Providers to retain certain rec

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Browsers, phishing, and user interface design 2006-06-09
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus recently:

Browsers, phishing, and user interface design
by Scott Granneman
2006-06-05

Phishing works for so many reasons, we need to rethink browser and
user interface design to provide some real-li

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Fwd: SF new article announcement: Malicious cryptography, part two 2006-05-17
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Infocus technical article was published on
SecurityFocus today:

Malicious cryptography, part two
By Frédéric Raynal
2006-05-16

This two-part article series looks at how cryptography is a double-
edged sword: it is used to make us safe

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Protection from prying NSA eyes 2006-05-16
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Front Page column was published on SecurityFocus
today:

Protection from prying NSA eyes
by Mark Rasch
2006-05-15

From the U.S. Fourth Amendment, the Stored Communications Act and
U.S. wiretap laws to the Pen-register statute, Mark Rasch

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Innovative ways to fool people 2006-05-05
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus today:

Innovative ways to fool people
by Scott Granneman
2006-05-04

Scott Granneman's latest column looks at recent security examples
where people have been fooled in increasingly innovative ways: f

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