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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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Linux B-day celebrations rattled by break-in

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just days after celebrations marking the 20th birthday of Linux, the operating system revered around the globe as a rock-solid open source triumph, news surfaced that key servers used to maintain ...

dateSep 04, 2011 in Software report
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'Anonymous' hackers target US security think tank

Hackers with the loose-knit movement "Anonymous" claimed on Sunday to have stolen a raft of emails and credit card data from U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor, promising it was just the start of a weeklong, ...

dateDec 25, 2011 in Internet
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Making quantum cryptography truly secure

Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an advanced tool for secure computer-based interactions, providing confidential communication between two remote parties by enabling them to construct a shared secret key ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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As e-voting comes of age, security fears mount

New technologies allowing voters to cast ballots via the Internet or other electronic means are catching on in the United States and elsewhere, even as fears mount about security of the systems.

dateOct 24, 2010 in Other
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Lost iPhone just one headache for Apple security

(AP) -- Wanted: experienced security professional. Must have plan to thwart Chinese counterfeiters, protect secret blueprints from spies and keep workers from leaving super-secret unreleased smartphones behind in bars.

dateSep 18, 2011 in Business
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Anonymous releases more Stratfor data

Online "hacktivist" group Anonymous has released a trove of email addresses and credit card numbers stolen from the website of intelligence analysis firm Stratfor and promised further attacks.

dateDec 30, 2011 in Internet
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Password breach spreads beyond LinkedIn

More websites admitted security breaches Thursday after LinkedIn said some of its members' passwords were stolen, and experts warned of email scams targeting users of the social network. ...

dateJun 07, 2012 in Internet
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Facebook hires iPhone, PS3 hacker 'Geohot'

Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it has hired George Hotz, a celebrated hacker known as "GeoHot" who was sued by Sony for hacking the Japanese company's PlayStation 3 game console.

dateJun 29, 2011 in Internet
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