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Submission + - Citibank Credit Card Recall

An anonymous reader writes: My wife and I each have Citibank credit cards and today we got a notice (plus new cards with new numbers) that "Citi Cards has learned that your account number as indicated on the attached card carrier may have been compromised/stolen from an outside party and could be at risk for unauthorized use." Hmmm... Comforting. Is this connected to any known breach, possible covered already on /.? We called them and they would not give any information due to ongoing law enforcement investigations. Sorry, no link for this that I could find.
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"Very Severe Hole" In Vista UAC Design 813

Cuts and bruises writes "Hacker Joanna Rutkowska has flagged a "very severe hole" in the design of Windows Vista's User Account Controls (UAC) feature. The issue is that Vista automatically assumes that all setup programs (application installers) should be run with administrator privileges — and gives the user no option to let them run without elevated privileges. This means that a freeware Tetris installer would be allowed to load kernel drivers. Microsoft's Mark Russinovich acknowledges the risk factor but says it was a 'design choice' to balance security with ease of use."

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