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California warns of lost parent-child data

California officials on Friday warned that personal information about parents and children in its child support system was missing, putting those people at risk of identity theft.

dateApr 08, 2012 in Internet
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3Qs: How hacking will affect credit-card holders

Last Friday, a major Atlanta-based payment card processor, Global Payments, announced a server security breach that could affect more than 1 million accounts. We asked William Robertson, a cybersecurity e ...

dateApr 05, 2012 in Business
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Senators ask feds to probe requests for passwords

(AP) -- Two U.S. senators are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law, their offices announced Sunday.

dateMar 25, 2012 in Internet
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Lost smartphones mined by finders: Symantec

Lost smartphones are likely to be mined for valuable information by strangers who find them, according to the results of a sting operation conducted by computer security firm Symantec.

dateMar 12, 2012 in Other
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The trustworthy cloud

Not a week goes by without reports on security gaps, data theft or hacker attacks. Both businesses and private users are becoming increasingly uneasy. However, when it comes to technologies like cloud computing, trust and ...

dateMar 07, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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San Fran college's computer network compromised

(AP) -- The computer networks of a San Francisco community college have been infected with software viruses that illegally transmitted personal data from students and employees overseas, school officials said Friday.

dateJan 14, 2012 in Internet
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