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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a rash of reported online computer intrusions that have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars being stolen from school districts in Illinois."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Yikes!

"To a busy emergency physician, a split lip or a case of poisoning is just one of those things they deal with. But to a computer mining the patient’s medical history, it could be the last diagnosis needed to decipher a pattern of domestic violence."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Very interesting...the weekest link has always been the user behind the mouse and their need to persistently click on items they shouldn't!

"Similar to the Amway, Shaklee, and other direct marketing businesses of yesteryear, the PPI, or pay-per-install, model relies on average joes as its foot soldiers. Once they sign on, they can avail themselves of a wide array of services offered by other businesses and earn a small fee for each computer they infect."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Rural telcos haven’t been on the forefront of rolling out a 3G-based quad play, but they can’t afford to stay that way if rural America is to keep up."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Reinfected machines likely part of the 5.5 to 6 million-strong Conficker headcount"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The latest threat to your company network is a worm called Koobface, which can steal sensitive data from workstation hard drives. Like previous bugs, it not only infects your computer, but uses it as a point of entry to infect others -- like your Facebook friends and business associates."
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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Vitamin D deficiency in premenopausal women may increase the risk of developing systolic hypertension 15 years later, according to research reported at the American Heart Association’s 63rd High Blood Pressure Research Conference."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"An energy-efficient silicon device compresses light to make ultrafast signals."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Earlier this week, Cisco issued nine advisories for its Internetwork Operating System (IOS), the operating system software for most of the company's routers and switches. The company also issued two advisories for its Cisco Unified Communications Manager...The advisories came as part of the company's routine half-year patching cycle. In total, the 11 advisories cover 12 potential vulnerabilities. Of the advisories Cisco issued, eight address vulnerabilities that could have left customers open to DoS attacks."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Gives the impression that the lack of security is only noticed when it's pointed out...Are they suggesting "I hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, and do no evil" is the best policy?

"the survey noted that organizations that do outsource were “significantly” more likely than those that do not to report intrusions."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology is ahead in the race as the most sought-after next-generation (4G) wireless network standard in the market. The 4G wireless networks are aiming to cope with substantial demand for high-speed wireless data services and mobile video."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Ah, social engineering, because people are smarter now...works everytime!

"Hackers target world's most popular multiplayer online role-playing game with promise of a new mount."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Many kids get blamed for the results of their parents online socializing and surfing...Bad parents, bad parents! Ah, the shame of it all...

"Kids get lectured about being careful on social networks. Adults should be scolded too."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Wha? Just like your local TV stations and having to sit through commercials...Hey, you get what you pay for! Even free has a cost, Right?

"A recent case seems to show that we can lose access to our e-mail accounts and other cloud-based apps for simply avoiding the kinds of e-mails that pretty much everyone would assume were spam."

 

 
Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

How's that reactive prevention working out now? Always seems a little impotent!

"A rise in malware has caused the number of infected PCs worldwide to increase 15 percent just from August to September, says a report released Tuesday from antivirus vendor Panda Security."

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