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California Agencies Sometimes Fail to Protect Confidential Data

May 30, 2013 | 12:14 pm

California Agencies Sometimes Fail to Protect Confidential Data

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by Shoshana Walter, the Center for Investigative Reporting When a thief rang up $2,000 in charges at Victoria’s Secret, Gymboree and Gap on Rosa Franco’s credit card, she quickly surmised the reason – the state of California had mistakenly left her credit card and Social Security numbers exposed. Twice. The state Department of Developmental Services, […]

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January 11, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Dept. of Homeland Security Tells Computer Users to Disable Widely Used Java

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Update: Oracle has released a patch to address the security problems with Java. But the Department of Homeland Security Cybercommunication and Security Office (CERT) is still recommending that users disable the program altogether. Original post: Computer experts are warning personal computer users to disable Oracle’s Java program, which is run by 1.1 billion desktops, according […]

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