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2006.12.19 Daily Security Reading

by on Dec.19, 2006, under Security

Corporate protection against fraud

The main problem for users in 2007 will be Internet fraud. The most well-known is the classic phishing. If gullible users receive an email from their bank, they will go where they are told to and leave enough data to seriously compromise their checking account without thinking twice. But there are fewer and fewer users of this kind, as the information is slowly getting through to Internet users.

An Ominous Milestone: 100 Million Data Leaks

Rapid-fire announcements this week by U.C.L.A. (800,000 records) and Aetna (130,000) moved the total to the threshold, when Boeing revealed the other day that a laptop recently stolen from an employee’s car contained names, Social Security numbers and other data on 382,000 current and former employees of the aerospace giant – bringing the total to a grim 100,152,801 records.

PHP security under scrutiny

Web applications written in PHP likely account for 43 percent of the security issues found so far in 2006.

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