TechRadar accounts compromised

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TechRadar accounts have been compromised, according to an email sent directly from TechRadar's publisher, Nick Merritt. This is one of several sites to have been compromised recently.

Twitter to sell 'Promoted Accounts'

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When the social networking site Twitter started up, the founders clearly stated that they would not place advertisements on the service. To combat this, earlier this year they set up a Twitter deal alert service....


1.5M Facebook accounts up for sale

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Computerworld reports that 1.5 million facebook accounts are up for sale by a hacker going by the moniker Kirllos. To be clear, that's .3% of the estimated 400 million total registered Facebook accounts. VeriSign's iDefense...

Cable Company Empties 14,000 E-Mail Accounts

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Charter Communications officials believe a software error during routine maintenance caused the company to delete the contents of 14,000 customer e-mail accounts. There is no way to retrieve the messages, photos and other attachments that...

Idiot crooks snared by Facebook accounts

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Some criminals reckon it's a very clever idea to borrow large sums of money and then 'go missing' to avoid paying it back. But some of these crooks may not be as smart as they...

Firefox Exploit leads to Hack for Google Accounts

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Google user accounts are vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks through a dangerous Firefox exploit, which is still in the wild some 10 days after its discovery. A client or server-side exploit can be inserted into...

One Hacker Kit Accounts For 71% Of Attacks

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According to Atlanta, Gerogia-based Exploit Prevention Labs, a multi-exploit hack pack was behind 70.9% of all Web-based attacks throughout December 2006. The kit includes up to a dozen different exploits, including several derived from the...

MSN flaw put Hotmail accounts at risk

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Microsoft took part of its MSN Web site offline over the weekend, after it learned of a flaw that could let an attacker gain access to Hotmail accounts, the company said. The...

Valve Cans 20,000 Steam Accounts

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Yesterday, Valve disabled approximately 20,000 Steam accounts which had been used to try to access Half-Life 2 without purchasing it. The method used was extremely easy for Valve to trace and confirm, and so there...

Gmail accounts 'wide open to exploit' - report

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Google's high profile webmail service, Gmail, is vulnerable to a security exploit that might allow hackers full access to a user's email account simply by knowing the user name, according to reports. The security flaw...

Cisco products have backdoor accounts

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An interesting point raised here is the trust we have in closed source providers like Cisco and Microsoft. Although i'm not suggesting that everything should be open sourced, should we introduce some kind of mandatory...

Passport flaw threatens users' accounts

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A serious security flaw in Microsoft's Passport service put users' accounts, including their personal information and credit card numbers, at risk of being hijacked. The flaw, in Passport's password recovery mechanism,...


35 Million AOL Accounts Exposed

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The accounts of millions of AOL subscribers were jeopardized this week due to a serious flaw in the company's Web-based mail system. The vulnerability stems from an error in one of AOL's...


Microsoft sweeps Hotmail accounts

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One Hotmail user, Arianna, said she signed on to her e-mail account last week to find the system had emptied out her in-box—including important messages about her upcoming wedding — but left her junk-mail folder...


People canceling broadband accounts

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Not only is broadband not expanding as forecast, current broadband users are dropping the service in rising numbers. It is likely that cancellations are rising because of the bad economy, the rise in broadband pricing...

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