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Will proposed treaty make border agents copyright cops?

An Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) under quiet negotiation by several countries including the US and Canada is raising concern in some quarters after a leaked document, purportedly offering more details on the nascent agreement, was posted...

ID fraud-prevention firm LifeLock hit with customer lawsuits

As the CEO of LifeLock, Todd Davis has attracted considerable attention and controversy by publicly posting his Social Security number on the company's Web site and publishing it in ads all part of an effort to highlight LifeLock's identity theft pro...

ING looks to help customers secure online transactions

Despite numerous security measures by online banks and e-commerce sites to secure consumer data, few have been able or even willing to directly protect customers using their sites from phishing scams and data-stealing malware.

What's in a name? Cybersquatting case has an answer

It's not often that a domain-name holder accused of cybersquatting actually prevails in a dispute with the party that filed the complaint. It's rarer still for that entity to then win a counterclaim of attempted reverse domain-name hijacking.

Judge lifts injunction against Wikileaks

In a move sure to be welcomed by privacy and civil rights advocates, a US District Court judge on Friday lifted a previous permanent injunction that he had issued two weeks ago to disable the controversial Wikileaks.org whistleblower Web site.

Hacker group releases automated 'Google hacking' tool

The Cult of the Dead Cow hacker group has released an open-source tool designed to enable IT workers to quickly scan their Web sites for security vulnerabilities and at-risk sensitive data, using a collection of specially crafted Google search terms.

Teen pushed adware to hundreds of thousands of PCs

A teenager identified by U.S. law enforcement officials only as B.D.H pleaded guilty last week to charges that he used botnets to illegally install adware on hundreds of thousands of computers in the U.S., including those belonging to the military.

Appeals court sides with prosecution in Kazaa porn case

If someone stores files that are clearly identifiable as child pornography in a folder that can be searched for and accessed by other users on a file-sharing network, is he or she essentially publishing a notice offering to illegally distribute the i...

The 2007 security hall of shame

How bad was 2007 for breaches, vulnerabilities and similar mayhem? On the bright side, it was better than 2008 is forecast to be. With more of every sort of meltdown predicted -- more criminalization of the hacker community, more Web-application atta...

Phishers hook data on visitors to Oak Ridge Labs

In yet another example showing that clueless consumers aren't the only ones who fall victim to computer scams, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory yesterday disclosed that phishing attacks may have provided cybercrooks with access to personal data on p...

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