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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Majority of security pros say they wouldn't bet any amount of money that they could prevent compromises in the next year"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Clearly not what their selling us...

"Careers in medicine have taught them the limits of treatment and the need to plan for the end"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"University of California mathematicians have built a model to determine the ideal number of cross-network connections"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A new report from the Coverity Scan project today indicates that a great many people do know what to look for, and open source software is at least on par — if not better than! — proprietary software with respect to software defects. The Coverity Scan project evaluated selected open source projects and a number of anonymous proprietary codebases to identify 'hard-to-spot, yet potentially crash-causing defects.' The results reinforce Linus’ Law."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Two rulings this week helped to clarify the circumstances under which a defendant can be compelled to reveal the contents of an encrypted hard drive. On Wednesday, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a judge's ruling in a Colorado case that the defendant in a mortgage fraud case could be compelled to produce the contents of her encrypted laptop. But on Thursday, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Florida contempt of court charge against a suspect in a child pornography case who refused to decrypt the encrypted contents of several hard drives."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"New software lets you rouse a sleeping PC to retrieve data remotely."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Two mobile security surveys out this week show that as mobile devices are more tapped into mission critical systems, security focus must remain on the data"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Employers are screening for job candidates who have created a presence online. For many young people, that's a chance to shine."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Studies have shown, for example, that people can partly predict a person’s income and education using only their first name. Childhood is perhaps the richest area for name research: Boys with girls’ names are more likely to be suspended from school. And the less popular a name is, the more likely a child is to be delinquent."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"With new legislation authorizing incentive spectrum auctions, it's tempting to think the crisis in mobile broadband has been avoided. But it will take at least 10 years to put new spectrum to work, and the FCC's own estimate is that we have only three years left before hitting the wall."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Two weeks ago, Mac security researchers at Intego discovered a variant of the Flashback Trojan using clever methods to infect systems. On Friday, Intego reported that a new variant of Flashback is targeting passwords and as a byproduct of infection, Flashback is crashing several notable applications."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"This week, Google announced that it would open source a software tool it built to automate the use of Apple’s FileVault encryption software inside the company. The tool works with FileVault 2, which made its debut with Apple’s Mac OS X “Lion,” and it’s called — of all things — Cauliflower Vest."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Why we should fear Google...

"By combining information on the kinds of goods an individual purchases from their stores over several visits with other information about that individual's sociodemographic characteristics (such as age, ethnicity, and level of education) gleaned from public records databases, Target's predictive analytics program can deduce whether an individual shopper possesses characteristics that make them particularly susceptible to the specific marketing efforts."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"When AT&T started slowing down the data service for his iPhone, Matt Spaccarelli, an unemployed truck driver and student, took the country's largest telecommunications company to small claims court. And won."

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