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    Corporate data breaches, leaks and losses have become commonplace, despite the recent onslaught of privacy compliance mandates and disclosure laws. While the consequences may not seem severe, corporations are not only losing tens of millions of dolla... 

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  • Oracle releases critical, out-of-cycle patch

    Two months ahead of its next scheduled patch release, the database giant fixes critical security holes in its E-Business Suite. The flaw is in the software's diagnostic feature. 

  • Researcher: Oracle failed to patch critical flaw

    Attackers could exploit a critical flaw in the Oracle PLSQL Gateway, a researcher warns, saying users have been vulnerable for months, but Oracle sees it differently. 

  • ChoicePoint settles FTC charges, pays $15 million

    The personal records firm will pay $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million for consumer redress to settle charges after a widely publicized incident last year when thieves stole records of more than 163,000 people. 

  • Security Blog Log: Oracle makes Microsoft look good

    Microsoft gets plenty of flak for slow patching, but this week bloggers say they'll take Microsoft's patch process over Oracle's any day. 

  • Oracle patches 82 critical flaws

    Attackers could exploit the latest Oracle vulnerabilities to access sensitive information, overwrite files or launch SQL injection attacks in numerous applications, including PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. 

  • Marriott timeshare unit reports lost tapes

    A division of hotel and travel company Marriott International Inc. divulged this week that it lost tapes containing data on 206,000 customers. 

  • Guidance turns investigative tools on itself

    The forensics software firm says it was compromised by hackers in November. It's just one in a growing list of companies admitting to recent attacks or lax security. 

  • Lost and found: DHL returns missing data tape

    Two million ABN AMRO Mortgage customers breathe a sigh of relief after a backup tape had been reported missing. Still, customers are urged to check their credit activity.