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eHarmony hacked, usernames and emails stolen

eHarmony, the massive online dating site whose late-night TV ads you just can't avoid, has unwittingly given away something much more significant that another weekend of free communication for singles. As reported by security watchdog Brian Krebs, eHarmony has been hacked. The worst part: Krebs and another researcher alerted eHarmony administrators about the flaws which allowed the hack to...

Honda, Acura customer data stolen in third-party breach

The last couple months of this year are starting to look like Breachfest 2010, and a new report in The Columbus Dispatch indicates that the latest victims are registered owners of Honda and Acura vehicles. As was the case with the McDonald's incident, it wasn't Honda or Acura specifically that was attacked -- but rather a third-party company who handled a customer email database. In addition...

McDonalds hacked, customer database stolen, your burger preference now in the wild

Don't worry, this one isn't quite as bad as the Gawker hack: McDonalds -- and over 100 other firms -- have had their marketing databases compromised, and summarily stolen. An email marketing company called Silverpop is to blame for the breach -- and fortunately, 'only' real names, interests and email addresses were breached; no passwords, and no Social Security or credit card numbers were stolen....

Whisky Catalog: because geeks like fine spirits, too.

Who doesn't enjoy a nice, full-bodied whisky? [whiskey? -Ed] Clearly at least some geeky types do, like Yanishevskyy Alexander. He's the chap behind Whisky Catalog -- a nice, little app which lets you document your single malt adventures. Like any other good database app, Whisky Catalog makes adding entries a snap. Flag a whisky as owned or just tasted, bookmark your favorites, and put 'em on...

Backup2Mail: automatically back up your site's database to email

It's a good idea to back up your website's databases periodically, in case of unforeseen server catastrophes, but it can be hard to remember to do it manually. One automated backup process you might consider is Backup2Mail, which sends backups of your MySQL databases to an email address on a schedule you specify using cron jobs. As long as you can run PHP apps, you're set to go. A lot of free...

Home Inventory: track your belongings, have peace of mind

Home Inventory is a free program for Windows or Mac that lets you create a home inventory complete with product photo and receipt scan. A home inventory is an important protective measure for any home owner, renter, or insurance-policy holder as it can be invaluable in times of disaster to help prove to a claims adjuster that you really did have a 50" wall-mounted plasma TV. The program is easy to...

CaTraxx music management application brings your music collection together

CaTraxx is a music management tool that aims to catalog all of your music, from digital media to CD's, cassettes, and vinyl. CaTraxx will automatically scan your computer for any supported audio files and import them into its music database. Additionally, you can insert your CD's and CaTraxx will scan and download the audio tracks automatically. The program has a direct connection with the...

RIAA website gets hacked by SQL injection

Yesterday a Reddit user posted a link that supposedly runs a time-consuming SQL query on the RIAA'a website. Of course the Reddit community began trying to stick it to the RIAA, and eventually someone may have deleted all of the site's content by exploiting a poorly configured web/database server with an SQL injection attack. The site appears to be operating fine now, but we noticed it...

Lizenzen: organize your Mac's software licenses

Lizenzen is a free app for Mac OS 10.4+ that lets you easily organize your software license keys. The program has a sidebar showing the titles of all of the apps you add and a main screen showing detailed information like license key, software version, support contact information, date purchased, and the computer to which the license is assigned. You can also export a simple PDF of all of your...

Sun Microsystems purchases MySQL

Sun Microsystems has made a huge leap into the open-source market by purchasing MySQL AB, the company behind the wildly popular MySQL database, for $1 Billion in stocks and cash. In a humorously named blog post titled "Helping Dolphins Fly", Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Shwartz stated that Sun would not only support MySQL once the transaction is finalized, but they'll be throwing their...

FileMaker announces new organizing application for Leopard

FileMaker, Inc. a company best known for the cross-platform database app, FileMaker Pro, has just released a public preview of Bento, their new personal database program for Leopard users -- which to quote the press release -- "[is] as easy to use as your Mac." The program, which is expected to ship early next year, is available as a free, full-functioning time-limited Preview (it expires in...

Zoho launches an online database app

While Google gets a lot of attention every time it launches a new online Office application, and Microsoft earned a few laughs with its announcement of online storage and collaboration features for MS Office, Zoho continues to out-pace the competition. Zoho's latest accomplishment is a full-featured online database application. Zoho DB lets you create, edit, and share databases. You can organize...

Download Squad's Invite-a-palooza: Day 8

Eight days into our Invite-a-palooza, we want to give a shout out to all readers who have taken the time to check out all the neat sites we've featured. We're having a great time giving out invitations, and we're not done yet. Freebase, a collective knowledge database, is a terrific twist on information Web sites like Wikipedia. The creators of Freebase describe it as an "almanac" that sorts and...

Google Gears takes online applications, offline

Online applications are great, but what happens when you can't get a connection to the internet? Whether it is because you are on an airplane, or in the middle of nowhere camping, and have to get certain emails, calendar items, or files, you are quite possibly out of luck. Its sure a bummer, and one of the reasons why so many people are hesitant about using online applications for their most...

Want a portal? Just add Geeklog

There's no shortage of CMS or "portal" building tools out there. Drupal is one I've come to trust and its feature set is hard to beat. But many require a certain amount of heavy lifting or at least tweaking to get running. Enter Geeklog-- a so-called "portal in a box," or to hear them say it, "The Ultimate Weblog System." I don't know about ultimate, but I will say the installation and...