Warning Issued To LimeWire Users

October 30, 2006 @ 10:39 am

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Denver law-enforcement officials are alerting people who use file-sharing software, particularly LimeWire, to be on the alert for a computer security breach that could put their personal data into the wrong hands.

During an identity theft investigation that led to a local apartment, Denver police found personal and financial information from about 75 individual and business accounts located across the country. The information included tax records, bank account information, online bill-paying records and other data.

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Free Speech Online ‘Under Threat’

October 29, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

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Bloggers are being asked to show their support for freedom of expression by Amnesty International.

The human rights group also wants web log writers to highlight the plight of fellow bloggers jailed for what they wrote in their online journals.

The organisation said fundamental rights such as free speech faced graver threats than ever before.

The campaign coincides with the start of a week-long UN-organised conference that will debate the future of the net.

BBC News

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Boarding Pass Hacker Under Fire

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Security researcher Christopher Soghoian created the Northwest Airline Boarding Pass Generator in the hope of spurring Congress to look closely at the nation’s aviation security policies, which he calls “security theater.”

The site lets anyone create a facsimile of a Northwest Airlines boarding pass, with whatever name they choose.

Full WIRED News Article

Soghoian Site here

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