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Developer finds major coding errors in Facebook, MySpace

Social-networking sites MySpace and Facebook have apparently fixed coding errors that could have allowed an attacker access to all of their users' data and photos.

New software detects bots scraping Web site data

Web sites such as job boards face a persistent problem: their data is constantly pilfered by automated bots.

Software shields online banking on infected PCs

A U.K. security company is giving to banks, for free, security software that it says can block malicious software from manipulating online banking transactions or stealing data, even if the computer is infected.

HP says some Windows 7 printer drivers are coming

Windows 7 users may find there are no drivers yet for their Hewlett-Packard printer, although the company said it expects to release some new compatible drivers soon.

Microsoft: Worms are most prevalent security problem

The Conficker worm continues to be one of the most prevalent threats facing PCs running Windows, according to a new security report published by Microsoft.

ICANN approves internationalized domain names

Starting in mid-November, countries and territories will be able to apply to show domain names in their native language, a major technical tweak to the Internet designed to increase language accessibility.

Europe moving slow on IPv6 deployment

Few organizations across Europe have upgraded to IPv6, the new version of the Internet's addressing protocol, according to a survey commissioned by the European Commission.

Wikipedia edit system should be in place by year's end

The English-language Wikipedia should have a system in place by December to vet anonymous edits for certain high-profile entries, according to the online encyclopedia's founder.

Wikia turns a small profit on advertising

Wikia, the for-profit company built on user-contributed content, turned a small profit last quarter for the first time, said co-founder Jimmy Wales on Tuesday.

Guardian jobs site falls victim to 'sophisticated' hack

A major U.K. newspaper has notified 500,000 people that details they posted to the newspaper's employment site may be in the hands of hackers.

Guardian jobs site falls victim to 'sophisticated' hack

A major U.K. newspaper has notified 500,000 people that details they posted to the newspaper's employment site may be in the hands of hackers.

Mozilla releases Raindrop, a prototype messaging tool

Mozilla has launched a software project designed to let people better manage the ever more voluminous stream of messages coming from sources such as Twitter and Facebook into their e-mail.

Fraudsters trying to capture bank cards at machines

If your cash card gets eaten by the automated-teller machine, it may not end up in the hands of a bank employee.

Botnets contributing more than ever to click fraud

Networks of hacked computers are being used more than ever to click on advertisements, a scam known as click fraud that cheats search engines, publishers and ad networks out of revenue.

Experts see forecast worsen for cybercrime

Law enforcement agencies can count a few recent victories against cybercriminals, but agents say the battle against them isn't getting any easier.