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Army of zombies invades China

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China's rapid Internet growth has brought with it a somewhat disturbing side effect: multiplying zombies up to no good.

Ameritrade loses 200,000 client files

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Leading online discount broker Ameritrade Holding Corp. said Tuesday it has informed about 200,000 current and former customers that a backup computer tape containing their personal information has been lost.

Open-Source CVS Project Plugs Security Leaks

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Security researchers on Tuesday issued a warning for multiple vulnerabilities in the open-source CVS, a popular program that allows developers to keep track of different development versions of source code.

IRS security flaws expose taxpayer data to snooping

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Security flaws in computer systems used by the Internal Revenue Service expose millions of taxpayers to potential identity theft or illegal police snooping, according to a congressional report released today.

Teenagers struggle with privacy, security issues

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A panel of teenagers speaking at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference told attendees on Friday that they are far more in tune with technology than their parents and have come to understand the issues of security and privacy on the Internet largely without any guidance from educators or their parents.

Web shops face tighter security

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Web shops are being forced to improve the way they handle customer data.

AOL Monitor Accused of Luring 15-Year-Old

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An Internet chat room monitor hired to keep children safe from sexual predators seduced a California girl online and was about to meet her for sex when he was found out by a co-worker, a lawsuit charges.

Battle Against Spam Shifts to Containment

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There's a new strategy in the spam battle: Call it containment. Filters for blocking junk e-mail from inboxes have improved to the point that doing much more will needlessly kill legitimate e-mail, said Carl Hutzler, America Online Inc.'s anti-spam coordinator. So e-mail gatekeepers are shifting gears. Now they're getting more aggressive at keeping spam from leaving their systems in the first place.

Today's Security Advisories

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  • Fedora update for openoffice

  • Gentoo update for rsnapshot, junkbuster

  • Mandrake update for gaim

  • Debian update for mysql

Some MasterCard holders exposed to data theft

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Global bank HSBC Holdings is notifying at least 180,000 people who used MasterCard credit cards to make purchases at Polo Ralph Lauren that criminals may have obtained access to their credit card information, and that they should replace their cards, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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