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Microsoft UK 0wn3d

Hacked.  Register story here.  What the hack looked like here.

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FTC releases SAFE WEB Act recommendation

From beSpacific, the FTC has released the US SAFE WEB Act, a legislative recommendation for Congress. It’s apparently focused on giving the FTC the power to go after cross-border spam, spyware and fraud. A hypothetical case of how the Act might help the FTC in combating spyware here. A summary of the Act here. A […]

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Who is to blame for security?

Everyone, according to this Security Focus article. (Thanks to techdirt).  

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Microsoft sets Claria to "Ignore"

(Thanks Eric Howes at SpywareWarrior for the image) UPDATE: While the news has been that Microsoft downgraded the Claria listing, we have reports now that there are a number of other items that have been downgraded to “Ignore” status, including certain WhenU adware programs, WebHancer and Ezula Toptext. So the Claria downgrade is quite likely […]

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MS warns of IE vulnerabilty

From News.com: “A patch for the flaw is not available. As an interim measure, the software giant advises people to set their Internet and local intranet security zone settings to “high” before running ActiveX controls.  

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Delloitte survey on security in financial institutions

From BeSpacific, Deloitte just released their 2005 Global Security Survey on financial institutions.    

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Direct Revenue appoints new Privacy Dude

Direct Revenue Appoints Andrew Reiskind Chief Privacy Officer. Reisking previously worked for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and most recently he was with interactive marketing firm Modem Media. He has his work cut out for him.  As Eric Howes notes: Among the more onerous and objectionable practices currently associated with DR’s software are the fact that * […]

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More on Claria/MS rumored purchase

This is sure starting to look like a hoax. From Good Morning Silicon Valley, Silicon Beat reports that Magdalena Yesil, who is on the board of Claria (representing US Venture Partners) says that there is no deal. According to SiliconBeat: “I sit on the board, and I would know if there was such an offer,” […]

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Another take on the Grokster ruling

Dave Morgan makes an interesting post on Online Media Daily. It’s pro the Grokster ruling (but he has an interesting viewpoint as to why).  One example: “File-sharing services have inflicted harm for money. While most of the attention file-sharing services have garnered focused on how they helped consumers bypass the out-dated business models of the […]

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Rumor about Microsoft to buy Claria…a trial balloon?

Rumor has it that Microsoft is in talks to buy Claria. (Also, Microsoft Watch tidbit here) How many times in the dozens of acquisitions that Microsoft has made has there been any advance rumor? Answer? Never, at least to my knowledge. I have been on the far outside periphery of two of their recent acquisitions, […]

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