Browsing Tag: google

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By Carrie-Ann Skinner, PC Advisor
 
The credit card details of 19,000 Brits that shopped online were freely available on Google, it has been revealed. Anyone using the search engine could have easily accessed not only the name and addresses of thousands [infoworld.com] of Visa, Mastercard and American Express card holders, but also the full card details too.
 
According to the banking body APACS, the majority of the cards had already been cancelled but the owners were probably unaware their information was available online.  Google confirmed the information has since been removed.

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By Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus
A number of security-focused open-source projects have announced their participation as mentoring organizations in Google’s Summer of Code [google.com].
They include the NMap Project, the OpenSSH project and the Honeynet Project.
Read the full article [securityfocus.com]

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Tech security company Fortify and security consulting firm Cigital are getting ready to release a set of best practices that tech companies and other businesses can follow to ensure that the software they develop is secure.

The authors developed the model by studying the security practices at Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and other tech companies, as well as non-tech companies that write their own software like Wells Fargo, and Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.

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Google is (indirectly) buying security vulnerabilities from the security research community.

Under the guise of a Native Client Security Contest, the search engine firm is offering big cash prizes to hackers who find bugs and other security flaws in the open-source research technology for running x86 native code in Web applications.

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