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Cable Company Empties 14,000 E-Mail Accounts

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... More...

One Hacker Kit Accounts For 71% Of Attacks

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... More...

Valve Cans 20,000 Steam Accounts

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... More...

Cisco products have backdoor accounts

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... More...

35 Million AOL Accounts Exposed

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... More...

Microsoft sweeps Hotmail accounts

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... More...

People canceling broadband accounts

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... More...

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