The Career Development Center, or CDC, notified students yesterday that its computer system was “improperly accessed from outside of the Stanford network” on May 11. Information available on the Web site was limited to files that generally include names, resumes, letters of recommendation and Social Security numbers.
It is still unknown who hacked into the site, which included information from 1996 to the present.
A TEEN who tried to bump up his grades to an A by hacking into his school’s computer system, accidentally revealed his cunning plan to officials.
It seemed like a good idea; break into the school’s network and change your grade to an A. However, due to a feature in the school’s record keeping software, he actually managed to turn everyone else’s grade into an A.
Then it turned out that by a strange quirk in the districts record keeping software that he managed to also make every kid in the District a certified genius.
Computer Associates International Inc. has disclosed a serious security flaw in its antivirus products, the latest security software to be hit by such a vulnerability.
The bug affects the Vet antivirus engine underlying CA's enterprise and consumer security software and could be exploited by a remote attacker via a specially crafted Microsoft Word document to cause a heap overflow and execute malicious code, according to CA's advisory.
Spammers and phishers are using new kinds of attacks to build wide-ranging profiles of online users -- everything from their political views to their sexual preference -- a security firm said Monday.
Blue Security, which has offices in Menlo Park, Calif., and Israel, laid out details of what it's calling "registration attacks" and "password reminder attacks" in a report released Monday. Together, these attacks are used, said Blue Security's chief executive Eran Reshef, to conduct hostile profiling of Internet users.