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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"WellPoint Inc. has notified 470,000 individual insurance customers that medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been exposed in the latest security breach of the health insurer's records."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has recently mailed letters to 1,812 veterans telling them they could contract hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after visiting the medical center for dental work, said Rep. Russ Carnahan."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Forty-two percent of SMBs have lost data; average cost per breach is more than $188,000"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"In theory, RAID 5 protects your data. In reality, RAID 5 is often a painful failure. Why? Mean time-to-data-loss (MTTDL) is a fraud: actual rates of double-disk failures are 2 to 1500 times higher than MTTDL predicts."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A study by Pew found that adults are more likely than teenagers to send or read text messages while behind the wheel. Pew's findings may change the way opponents of the practice approach the issue, serving as an important reminder that the issue must be addressed to everyone, and teen drivers shouldn't be the sole focus."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Safe web surfing is imperative, because malware, viruses and worms lurk on the Internet and can infiltrate your computer. Computer owners should activate all options for warning against attacks, but that's not enough. Experts say users should deactivate active content in the browser settings, create strong passwords and reconfigure cookie settings."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"In the realm of Internet security, this much is certain: Keeping data safe has become increasingly difficult; hotels are breached more and more often; and the resulting penalties and fines can bankrupt owners."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Given the popularity of these Apple devices and the growing market share, Malware designed specifically to target these platforms is beginning to attract more attention. Last year, PandaLabs warned about a worm, iPhone/Eeeki, able to infect jailbroken iPhones (i.e. those that have been tampered with in order to install unofficial applications). It was also able to spread to iPod Touch."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"As if security managers at banks and other financial institutions don’t have enough to worry about, a recent article has pointed to another threat that must be dealt with—hackers remotely taking control of customers’ computers to make unauthorized funds transfers. This raises a critical issue: the importance of securing the front-end of a system is equally as important as securing the back-end."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Florida International University added itself to an inglorious roll call this week when officials at the Miami university's College of Education were forced to notify more than 19,000 students and 88 faculty members that their personal information had been exposed by an unsecure database."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Starbucks is rolling out free, unsecured Wi-Fi access at about 7,000 coffee shops across the United States beginning July 1. But will there be packet-sniffing with your latte?"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"New York's Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is notifying patients that their personal information may have been compromised after seven CDs full of unencrypted data were FedExed by a hospital contractor and then lost in transit."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Hackers are able to view the username and password victims type in to access e-mail systems, business systems and cloud services, even those using a secure internet protocol (https) or encryption."

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