A computer hacker apparently broke into a George Mason University database containing student and employee Social Security numbers, leaving 32,000 people uncertain whether their finances or identities might be compromised.
University spokesman Daniel Walsch said yesterday that the intrusion was discovered Jan. 3 by the department that manages campus computer systems. The database also included names, school identification numbers and photographs.
This paper looks at the evolution of firewall technology towards Deep Packet Inspection, and then discusses some of the security issues with this evolving technology.
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Simply visiting a malicious Web site could leave a user's computer vulnerable to malicious code.
A lawsuit in Toronto has triggered concerns about the security of the popular BlackBerry wireless email device.
Most Bay St. investment traders and bankers would say they'd feel helpless without a Blackberry, a pocket-sized communication device that allows Internet and email access and text messaging. But a lawsuit launched by the CIBC is raising questions about the devices.
Users of the Mozilla and Firefox browsers and the Thunderbird e-mail client may be vulnerable to flaws that could allow an attacker to spy on or take over a system, according to security researchers. The most serious bug affects all versions of Mozilla earlier than 1.7.5, and could result in a system crash or the execution of malicious code, the Mozilla Project said.