Stanford University

Stanford Hospital Suffers Second Data Breach in a Year

Less than a year after its last data breach, Stanford University’s Hospital and Clinics and the School of Medicine has begun to notify approximately 2,500 patients of a second breach after the theft of a laptop from a physician’s locked office.

Microsoft Drops Use of ‘Supercookies’ on MSN

In response to work by Stanford University researchers who found that Microsoft and several other high-profile companies were using a controversial technique to keep persistent cookies on users’ PCs to track their movements, Microsoft says it has discontinued the practice of using so-called “supercookies.”

The Web sites of some of the nation’s top universities were discovered to be serving up links to bogus online stores offering everything from popular software by Microsoft to student visas and Viagra, according to a report from security firm zScaler.

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