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23 September 2009, 11:12

Lost+Found: Underground forums, laptop tracking, OpenID, schoolboy errors and email access

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Too short for news, too good to lose; lost+found is a round up of useful security information. Today, Underground forums, laptop tracking, OpenID, schoolboy errors and e-mail access

Hackers hacking crackers: Unknown hackers have hacked underground forum PakBugs, which among other things deals in stolen credit card details, and published its members' access data on security mailing list Full Disclosure.

One victim of laptop theft was able to help police locate his two stolen computers through using the remote access software installed on one of them.

Swedish company Accumulate has implemented OpenID for mobile platforms. This will allow Android, Nokia Series 40 and 60, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Java-capable mobiles to authenticate themselves on around 50,000 websites.

It's the kind of mistake you don't see every day – Apple has patched Xsan to stop login data for web configuration from being embedded in plain text in the URL, which is also displayed in the user's browser.

A bug in Google's email migration tool for migrating IMAP email accounts led to users being able to read email intended for other users from their mail clients.


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