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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Global Payments Inc., which processes credit cards and debit cards for banks and merchants, has been hit by a security breach that has put some 50,000 cardholders at risk, according to people with knowledge of the situation."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A new version of the Dentrix practice management system, Dentrix G5 includes a new database architecture that not only improves performance, but also allows Dentrix to become an "open platform" for enabling other dental applications and technology to link directly into Dentrix."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"America's longtime counterterrorism czar warns that the cyberwars have already begun—and that we might be losing"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The ban, which is the first of its kind in North Carolina, is scheduled to go into effect June 1. It applies to any moving vehicle within the town limits."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Here's putting things in perspective...awesome!

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"As for the types of attacks used, Verizon found that incidents that utilized a hacking tool or skill constituted 81 percent of attacks, with 69 percent of those attacks employing the help of malware to pull off the breach."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"More than two-thirds of malicious attacks were achieved through some sort of electronic exploit—only 28 percent involved the physical theft of data storage devices. Trojans, botnets and other malware were at the root of half of criminal and malicious data breaches reported by the companies surveyed."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"It’s bad enough when your website is hacked, but it’s even worse when you don’t know how it happened. It turns out only some website owners have an idea how their sites were compromised."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The People's Daily Online reported Monday that the number of foreign attacks against Chinese internet infrastructure 'remain severe.' China's CERT stated that a total of 47,000 foreign IP addresses were involved in attacks against 8.9 million Chinese computers last year."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Seagate expects the first HAMR drives to boast double the storage capacity of current perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) hard drives when they hit the market later this decade, eventually leading to 3.5-inch hard drives with a capacity of up to 60 terabytes over the following 10 years."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Chinese hackers apparently gained access to information about vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s operating systems before a company patch was released, and security researchers are worried the leak came directly from Microsoft’s secured website."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Trade groups expect automatic mobile hand-offs within nine months, enabling smartphones and tablets to roam smoothly onto Wi-Fi hotspots"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Is corporeal connectivity a good idea?"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Increasingly, companies are seeking to gain an edge by tapping into as many streams of Big Data as possible. As IBM puts it, Big Data amounts to 'an opportunity to find insight in new and emerging types of data, to make your business more agile, and to answer questions that, in the past, were beyond reach.'"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Rogue anti-virus products continue to be a major source of malware. The trick for the criminal is in getting the victim to click the link; and GFI has spotted a new development."

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