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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"According to recent scans of than 475 merchant networks, nearly two-thirds of merchant computer systems store unencrypted payment card data. These results come from SecurityMetrics, a provider of PCI Data Security Standard security solutions, and show that these merchants are in violation of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), leaving them liable to fines and other penalties."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The assault takes advantage of a Java-based exploit to deposit Trojan horse malware or exploit kits on vulnerable Windows machines. Only users of the free version of the music streaming service seem to be affected."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Security experts say that China is most likely using invisible intermediary servers, or "transparent proxies," to intercept and relay network messages while rapidly modifying the contents of those communications. This makes it possible to block e-mail messages while making it appear as if Gmail is malfunctioning."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A new solution from security vendor Trusteer aims to help protect websites from malware infected users, without the need for the end-users to install additional security software. The Trusteer Pinpoint solution runs on the web application server and is able to identify if a client PC that is attempting to connect to an application is infected with malware."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Can this enormous challenge be overcome?

"With the global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, many questions about food security remain unanswered, and this panel, along with a recent UK government report, seek to provide some of those answers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The thousands of applications flooding networks means operators need to test and validate real traffic as opposed to simulated transactions and throughput alone."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A former high school senior from Orange County, California, has pleaded guilty to charges that he installed spyware on school computers in order to boost his grades."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Perhaps the main reason most of us are not using HTTPS to serve our websites is simply that it doesn't work with virtual hosts. Virtual hosts, which are what the most common cheap Web hosting providers offer, allow the Web host to serve multiple websites from the same physical server—hundreds of websites all with the same IP address. That works just fine with regular HTTP connections, but it doesn't work at all with HTTPS."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Today, AT&T announced a $39 billion deal with T-Mobile's parent company, Deutsche Telekom, that will see T-Mobile's customers and infrastructure become part of AT&T, creating the US' largest cellular carrier, and the only one to offer GSM phones."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Shooting turtles or attacking enemy warplanes with game apps on an iPad is child's play compared to the apps two military contractors are planning for use with low-cost, consumer-grade tablets and smartphones."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Is the number of television channels the only criticism...or are there any issues with the data portion?

"Apparently growing much faster than cable doesn't cut it, because even as AT&T is blowing its horn as the fastest-growing TV service in the U.S. for 2010, industry analysts are still seeing speed bumps ahead for U-verse. Their criticism is familiar: It's all based on AT&T's fiber-to-the-node technology that ultimately depends on twisted pair phones lines to deliver video."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"On Thursday, HHS' Office of Inspector General published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would allow states to use federal funds to mine state Medicaid claims data to identify and curb fraud, Modern Healthcare reports."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"It took only two days for hackers to crack into the Apple and Blackberry operating systems during the three-day Pwn2Own tournament last week, while Android and Windows Phone 7 models were abandoned and left unhacked by the end of the contest."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Users of free internet phone service 'exposed to interception, impersonation and surveillance', warns Privacy International"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Education Department officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students’ lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students."

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