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New LinuxSecurity.com Rating System  12 July 2006 
Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
We are happy to announce our new LinuxSecurity.com Rating System! Now, users have the ability to rate posts in order to provide us with a better idea of what content you would like to see. Start rating posts today and keep a look out for newer features down the road.
 
New Paypal phone phish uses voice recording to steal money  09 July 2006 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The email, which purports to come from PayPal, claims that the recipient's account has been the subject of fraudulent activity. However, unlike normal phishing emails, there is no internet link or response address. Instead, the email urges the recipient to call a phone number and verify their details.

 
Equifax Says Laptop with Employee Data Was Stolen  20 June 2006 
Source: eWeek.com - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Equifax Inc., one of the three major U.S. credit reporting bureaus, on Tuesday said a laptop computer containing employee names and Social Security numbers was stolen from a worker traveling on a British commuter train.

 
Motorola and others launch mobile Linux group  15 June 2006 
Source: Infoworld - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
A group of top mobile phone makers and operators are launching a foundation to create an open Linux-based software platform for mobile devices, they said on Thursday. The companies, including Motorola, Vodafone Group, NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Electronics, NEC, and Panasonic Mobile Communications, plan to focus on the development and marketing of an API (application programming interface) specification, architecture, and source reference.

 
MPAA accused of hiring a hacker  26 May 2006 
Source: CNet News.com - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses the Motion Picture Association of America of hiring a hacker to steal information from a company that the MPAA has accused of helping copyright violators.

 
Okopipi leaps in where Blue Security left off  25 May 2006 
Source: Search Security - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Defeated antispam vendor Blue Security may be no more, but that's not the case for its technology and its spam-fighting hubris. A new independent group called Okopipi intends to pick up where Blue Security left off by creating an open source, peer-to-peer software program that automatically sends "unsubscribe" messages to spammers and/or reports them to the proper authorities.

 
Berners-Lee: Neutrality Preserves Net Openness  23 May 2006 
Source: CIO.com - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web on Tuesday strongly condemned moves by U.S. broadband providers to control their subscribers’ content, saying it threatens the Internet’s greatest strength: openness.

 
Feds Want Hacker's Genetic Code  13 May 2006 
Source: Wired News - Posted by Eric Lubow   
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 submit a blood sample, in violation of Sipe's instructions and a 2-year-old federal law. "He reported to the probation office as instructed; however, he refused to provide a blood sample for DNA testing, in violation of the general condition of supervision requiring compliance with federal law," the filing reads.

 
Troubleshooting crashed system, stranded 35,000  07 April 2006 
Source: SFGate - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
BART officials promised Thursday to thoroughly investigate why technicians risked working on computers that control trains while the transit system was running, work that crashed BART's main computer, stalled 50 to 60 trains, and stranded 35,000 passengers for more than an hour at the peak of the Wednesday evening commute. "The bottom line is we shouldn't have worked on it (during service hours)," BART spokesman Linton Johnson said. "We shouldn't have been working on it while trains were running."

 
(IN)SECURE Issue 6 has been released  30 March 2006 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The latest edition of this free PDF digital security magazine is packed with content that caters all levels of knowledge. Get your copy today!

 
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