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Password, dossier sales becoming hot market

Privacy issues boil on the front burner as failed dot-coms sell customer information and AOL introduces safeguards to keep hackers from stealing customers' passwords.

 

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Privacy issues boil on the front burner as failed dot-coms sell customer information and AOL introduces safeguards to keep hackers from stealing customers' passwords.

 


Failed dot-coms may sell your information
Some dot-com failures are resorting to selling information their customers may have thought would remain under lock and key as they scramble to find assets that can be sold to appease creditors.

AOL warns members to keep passwords under wraps
The Internet service provider is implementing new safeguards to curb email scams bent on prying account information out of its members.

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AOL boosts email security after attack
update The online giant confirms that hackers have illegally broken into 200 of its member accounts by targeting key company employees with an email virus.