Also: protecting against EFS-based attacks; banks misappropriating data from other sources.
Also: E-mail bomber sentenced to scene of the crime; how SMIshing works.
Blue Pill is easier to swallow now that the trick has been more closely scrutinized. Plus, a look at what's on your hard drives that you thought you erased.
Also: software keeps cars garaged and why we shouldn't stop superbugs from breeding.
On the fence regarding whether vulnerability researchers should be compensated for their findings. Plus, "friendly hacking" between Netscape and Digg users; 74,000 .eu domain names frozen.
FBI consultant gets busted, Microsoft Private Folder pulled and U.S. OMD department issues security incident reporting rules.
Think Microsoft issuing patches for Vista Beta software is good for security? Think again!
Plus, TWiki vulnerability, EU firewall project, free DNS lookup site fights phishing and the U.S. probes an international hack attack.
Flaws in OpenOffice could allow for malicious code exploits. Plus, a U.S. business group publishes a report on national Internet disaster recovery and a blog on strong passwords.
Symantec thinks so and recently banned these attachments internally as a result. Russ has another take.
Plus new coalition forms I.D. protection center, medical records stolen, more.
Two-factor authentication solutions such as those that use one-time token values can still be subverted by clever phishing methods.
Georgia Tech researchers develop fail-safe magnetic data erasure techniques, Visa USA's ATM breaches, a community crime watch Web site and more.
Firefox security update fixes five critical vulnerabilities, a hacker is arrested for cracking VoIP networks, Circuit City's Web site is hacked, and more.
Keep records of your security recommendations to management or you might be left holding the short end of the stick.