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2006.12.21 Daily Security Reading

by on Dec.21, 2006, under Security

Keep Your Identity Safe This Christmas

Identity thieves love Christmas too, and with many of us traveling abroad or visiting family and friends, it’s the perfect time for them to steal your identity. Even airline boarding pass stubs can, in some cases, contain enough information for identity fraudsters to steal your identity.

Skype Worm in the Wild

Internet security firm Websense has discovered a worm that uses Skype to propagate.

Data theft using JavaScript

The Windows clipboard is used for everyday copy-and-paste operations. When copying sensitive information such as credit-card numbers and passwords, the data is stored in an unencrypted form on the clipboard and is accessible from any web site with simple JavaScript code.

Month of Apple bugs coming

Two security researchers have made an early New Year’s resolution, promising to release information on a security bug in Apple’s software every day for a month, most likely January.

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