Ben Edelman, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and noted anti-spyware researcher, says Sears and Kmart customers are giving up too much private data when they join a marketing program called "My SHC Community."Edelman walks through the installation of the ComScore software that powers Sears Holdings Community (SHC) and then argues that Sears falls short of Federal Trade Commission privacy standards.
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Here are the most discussed Zero Day posts of 2007:Apple bumper patch vindicates MOAB, MOKB hackers90-day report card: Windows Vista fared better...
Here's a look at the most popular posts of 2007 based on traffic. It's a microcosm of the year in security.
Every HP laptop that ships with HP Software Update, a patch utility, is vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability that can leave the PC unbootable.The vulnerability was published by a Polish hacker that goes by the handle of "porkythepig.
Today's dose of security items includes an Orkut worm, HP's laptop woes; Google ad Trojan and Sun Management Center patches.Trend Micro: Google/Worm compromises 400,000+ accountsTrend Micro said in an advisory that a worm is making life hell for Google/Orkut.
Adobe said Thursday that it is shipping a highly critical patch to address multiple vulnerabilities that could affect Windows, Mac and Linux machines.The update addresses at least nine flaws--CVE-2007-6242, CVE-2007- 4768, CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2007- 6243, CVE-2007- 6244, CVE-2007- 6245, CVE-2007-4324, CVE-2007- 6246, CVE-2007-5476--across all platforms.
WorkLight, a company based in Israel and Boston, on Wednesday launched a tool that's designed to secure Facebook inside the enterprise.The tool, dubbed WorkBook, is designed to keep confidential data private as employees use Facebook.
Opera released version 9.25 for Windows to fix four security flaws.
A roundup of a few security odds and ends over the last two days.Unpatched Google Toolbar flaw presents an ID theft risk.
Microsoft has provided a workaround for those who saw their IE 6 on XP nuked by the software giant's latest batch of patches.This issue emerged last week almost immediately after the patches landed.