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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

This must be old news...

"Computer security researchers say they have cracked the encryption algorithm used to protect most cell phone communications, potentially allowing attackers to listen in on the calls of billions of individuals."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Training? Lets see how well they practice what they learn...expect to read articles saying lessons learned were not implimented and their junk got out, Ouch! Kinda like the enterprise of today...

"Congressional leaders on Tuesday accepted five new cybersecurity policy recommendations aimed at protecting sensitive information belonging to the U.S. House and securing its IT systems from attack."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Russians have proposed a treaty between the two nations that would ban the use of offensive cyberweapons, Lewis said. The agreement comes in light of news earlier this year that the U.S. military is developing and testing several new offensive and defense cyberdevices, including a system that would enable nonexpert military personnel to launch a cyberattack."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Interesting, we really might not know what it is were seeing...even though were looking right at it! Huh?

"A programmer who claims he produced software that detected hidden terrorist messages in Al Jazeera broadcasts was apparently responsible for a false alert in 2003 that grounded international flights."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Big wireless has been complaining for a while about an impending shortage of spectrum licenses. Now they've submitted a plan to free some up. The proposal involves reorganizing the television bands by replacing high-power transmitters with networks of low-power towers. No word yet on what the TV broadcasters think of this scheme."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Busted!

"Researchers have counted how often popular recording artists mention lighting up some cannabis in their songs, and found that teens who hear the most references are more likely to have experimented with the drug. Obvious? Maybe, but the researchers make a couple of interesting points."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Researchers have used slices of rat brains to test the processing of short-term working memory and, in doing so, have actually stored memories they implanted for periods as long as 10 seconds."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

1 battle won for our side, but the cyberwar continues unawares to most...

"For two years as a researcher with security company FireEye, Atif Mushtaq worked to keep Mega-D bot malware from infecting clients' networks. In the process, he learned how its controllers operated it. Last June, he began publishing his findings online. In November, he suddenly switched from de­­fense to offense. And Mega-D--a powerful, resilient botnet that had forced 250,000 PCs to do its bidding--went down."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

This type of fraud will be seen much more frequently as baby boomers continue their escape to retirement...Yeah, review your medical bills!

"A medical clinic in Wilmington run by a father and daughter is under investigation for allegedly filing fake Medicare and Medicaid claims."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"For quite some time now, mechanical hard drives have stored data in 512-byte chunks called sectors. That sector size worked for lower capacity points, but as areal densities rise, it's become increasingly inappropriate for new drives. As a result, the industry has decided to transition to a 4KB sector size dubbed Advanced Format."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this has a price - in airwaves."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Did I miss something...When did our current infrastructure become secured enough we could trust it?

"Information technology's next grand challenge will be to secure the cloud--and prove we can trust it."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

It shouldn't be a walk in the park...I agreee with Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, now he knows how to run a prison!

"A noticeable drop in recorded crimes on the Isle of Man is being attributed to the opening of Europe's only completely no smoking prison."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

If you're self employeed and this is your issue, seek a therapist...Doh?

"Jackass bosses can be the worst people in our lives. After all, we may well spend more waking hours with them and our co-workers than at home. They exist in every organization, big or small, in every part of the world. Only the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries can love them--anti-anxiety prescriptions and anti-baggy-eye cream sales would plummet without them."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Microsoft has recently published a Knowledge Base article that lists down recommendations to improve performance in Windows when running antivirus scanners."

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