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Time to update Microsoft Office — again

As someone who works on computers for a living, part of my job is reading. I read all sorts of computer industry trade journals, security magazines, blogs, newsletters and the like. If you ever see me eating out at a restaurant, you’ll probably catch me reading...

New court privacy rules a good idea

Much brouhaha has been generated recently about the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to restrict Internet access to personal and private information, such as Social Security numbers, that can be found in many court documents. Great cries of indignation have...

Big banks, telcoms have lousy security

Major embarrassment has once again hit the U.S. banking industry, caused this time by a recently released report from the University of California’s Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, titled Measuring Identity Theft at Top Banks. The report illuminates the...

Credit bureau sues the good guys

With identity theft, credit card fraud and Internet scams on the rise, many consumers are turning to third-party identity theft and credit protection services for relief. These services can provide the kind of protection that credit bureaus and credit card companies...

Caller ID spoofing, good and bad

Have you ever received a phone call from a telemarketer who became rude and abusive when you refused to listen to their sales pitch? Who hasn’t? Have you ever tried to report them to their superiors by calling the number that appeared on your Caller ID, only to...