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  • TJX: Data breach damage $25 million and counting

    The massive data breach at TJX caused the retail giant to suffer a 1% earnings loss in the first quarter of 2007, the company said Tuesday. 

  • TJX breach tied to Wi-Fi exploits

    The TJX hackers started their assault two years ago by attacking security holes in the retail giant's wireless system outside a Minnesota Marshalls. 

  • Oracle patches 36 holes

    Oracle Corp. on Tuesday issued patches for 36 holes in the database management system, application server, E-Business Suite and JD Edwards and PeopleSoft software. 

  • Oracle to patch 37 flaws

    Database giant Oracle Corp. offered a preview of its April Critical Patch Update (CPU). Fixes are planned for 37 flaws across its product line. 

  • Google boosts privacy, but storage glut continues

    Google is right in making its server log data anonymous after 18-24 months. But the mammoth amount of data being collected is still a major concern. 

  • TJX data breach faces FTC probe

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed it is investigating events surrounding the data breach at TJX Companies Inc. TJX says it is cooperating with investigators. 

  • Database security undermined by protocol loopholes, lax defenses

    A database security vendor says database client-server protocols are being targeted by attackers. An analyst says enterprises are adding defenses. 

  • Gartner: IT departments lack finances to protect data

    A new Gartner report says 15 million consumers were victimized by identity theft over 12 months, because companies keep making mistakes like those made by TJX. 

  • Where's Larry? Ellison calls out sick at RSA Conference

    Despite the Oracle CEO's no-show, the database software giant talked up its framework for secure data sharing; meanwhile, CA's CEO called for simplified security products. 

  • Keynoters speak volumes

    Times have changed, and RSA Conference keynote speakers no longer need cryptography and security backgrounds. This year's headliners include several rock stars of the IT industry, along with some newcomers and several old veterans.