Your credit history online – Is it a security risk

Personally I can see where people would have an issue with this. I can also see the convenience and usefulness of having this data at your fingertips. Other opinions can be found here  Security » Potential Security Issues  News » Credit Histories, Online – Major reporting firms go digital  Consumer Credit Reporting Companies to Unveil …

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Do Not Call List becomes a joke

It seems a new loop hole is about to be added to the National Do Not Call List  If this new loop hole goes into effect. The list in my opinion will become useless. I guess all the job losses at call centers got our leaders to decide to swiss cheese a good law.  Do …

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Is Make Love Not Spam a DOS attack

Any interesting debate has started here Make Love Not Spam – Screensaver targets spam servers  Security » anti-spam screensaver from Lycos  “”It's not going to work,” said Laura Atkins, President of the SpamCon Foundation. “Spammers will start putting in garbage URLs, and most of those will belong to innocent bystanders. If it really works as …

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Internet ‘rogue dialler’ swindles have caught out as many as 80,000 home computer users

“What's the link between trade union official Alan Scrimgour, his telephone bill, a mysterious “cyber-porn” company called Edvan Solutions, and the US president's brother, Jeb Bush? The answer is that they have all found themselves involved in the strange saga of a “rogue dialler” internet swindle of the type highlighted by Jobs & Money earlier …

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Java Bug Makes IE, Firefox Vulnerable

It seems there in fact is a fix for this. That can be found in this thread  Security » Java Bug Makes IE, Firefox Vulnerable   Software » [AUTO-UPDATE] SUN JAVA JRE 5.0 Related articles can be found here  Sun vulnerable with Java security hole   Java Bug Makes IE, Firefox Vulnerable  Sun in hot water over Java …

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Gangsters love the internet The mob loves to phish

Many of us have known this for some time now. But it seems mobsters, gangsters, organized crime – whatever you'd like to label them. They love the internet. It's become their new cash cow.  The Mob Loves Phishing – 6,600 different approaches, 1,142 different sites  Phishing spreads net wider  “Organized crime has embraced this technology …

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How honest is VoIP blogging

Everyone always seems to want to question the motivations of others. Especially bloggers lately. I guess in some ways this helps to keep things on the up and up and honest. But sometimes it seems as if people are just hoping the bad side of human nature shows up. Either way here is an interesting …

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Privacy in the new ZoneAlarm 5.5

This thread at the BBR security forum has been going strong for awhile now.  Security » Privacy in the new ZoneAlarm 5.5 I have to admit with the holidays and other things. I've not had time to get back to fully read the latest post. I'm hoping to get an official response from ZoneLabs in …

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Holiday Shopping

I'm sure many readers do their holiday shopping online. For those of you who haven't had a look. I think you'll find a good selection of top name stores all in one place here http://shop.iggyz.com  Over the next few days I'll be updating the second shopping page with even more great stores. Help make my …

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CA slaps spyware label on Kazaa

I'm sort of surprised someone hadn't done this before now.  Kazaa The #1 Spyware Threat – Computer Associates reinforces what many already knew  CA slaps spyware label on Kazaa  CNET News.com  Kazaa, Spyware King – Marketers don't like threat classification  'Spyware' Label Abused, Losing Nasty Effect