Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Two More University Data Breaches

The University of Idaho in Moscow and the University of Arizona in Tucson join the honor roll of universities with data breaches, according to an article in Computer World. Not to pick on these two universities in particular as being any worse than any other, but there have been a lot of breaches at colleges in the past year.

They're a gold mine for personal data for identity thieves, just like banks and financial institutions are a perpetual bull's eye for hackers. The Privacy Rights web site has a data breach chronology that puts it in perspective. There's a mix of both financial and educational institutions in the mix.

The University of Arizona set up a nice site about computer security for the student masses. It's mostly links to other well-known security web sites, but it's still a decent source of general information for beginners.

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