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University of Florida: “starting to have…. quite a reputation”

Nathan Crabbe of The Gainesville Sun reports that in addition to the breaches that recently made the news, UF has had four cases of ID theft resulting from breaches. During a committee meeting of university trustees at which they passed federal rules intended to prevent identity theft, UF Chief Privacy Officer Susan Blair described...

Police in Romania detain 20 alleged hackers

The Associated Press reports that police in Romania have  detained 20 people suspected of cloning the web sites of banks in other countries to deplete customers’ bank accounts. Individuals in both Spain and Italy were affected.  In another case,  police detained a person suspected of hacking into the servers of U.S. universities and government...

Rogue app ruins Facebook’s weekend

Social networks Facebook and MySpace were dealing with new security issues on Friday that could compromise personal information and communications from friends. One of the problems is that Facebook allows anybody to write an application, and third-party applications are not vetted before they are made available to the public. So, even as Facebook...