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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The vast majority of security systems are still dependent on this weakest of solutions -- the username/password pair. In a world with road warriors, ubiquitous network access, keyloggers and trojans, does this approach even make sense? Can we still depend on username/password and if so do the rules above still apply? I would answer "no" to both questions...Keyloggers are the biggest risk for endpoint security."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

GAME OVER! The days of paying for home reactive definition based anti-maleware software just came to an abrupt end...Seriously, it's now time for low cost perimeter solutions and whitelisting made easy!

"Microsoft has released its Security Essentials antivirus software as a free download to protect against malware, viruses and spyware. Microsoft said its goal is to remove cost barriers that leave PCs unprotected. The free Microsoft Security Essentials could result in wiping out software from competitors, including Arbor Networks, Symantec and McAfee."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Alcatel-Lucent researchers said they have figured out how to multiply the speed of the fastest undersea cables by a factor of 10, an achievement that someday could send the contents of 400 DVDs hurtling from Paris to Chicago in one second."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The 5400 can handle Sonet, Optical Transport Networking (OTN), Ethernet, MPLS and wavelengths. Carriers can give it whatever mix of those capabilities they want by adding their own particular order of modules to the system’s common elements: its mechanics, backplane, power supplies and control complex. And they can use it to bypass costly router ports with optical transport whenever possible."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"You've probably heard about fiber optics for years--some kind of exotic technology used to carry gargantuan quantities of data across continents. But in the not-too-distant future, you might be plugging these tiny glass strands straight into your computer."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Engineers and artists at the University of Washington's Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory have developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional 3-D printer."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

This is fast becoming a serious battle over mouths and ears...oh, and packets!

"AT&T has accused Google of "systematically" blocking telephone calls to certain rural areas. The controversial strategy has allegedly permitted Google Voice to claim a "significant advantage" over providers offering competing services."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Service-Oriented Networks Aim to Bridge Web 2.0, Telco Divide...Recent trends have changed radically the way telcos view communications -- including how, when and what services they deliver and want to provide."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Telcos position themselves to sell billing or other functions to Web providers, in addition to streamlining internal functions...While new service oriented networking (SON) offers telcos a chance to better use their resources and develop new services for residential and business customers, SON also is expected to open a world of new opportunity for telcos in terms of offering services to Web 2.0 entities."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

We can only hope!

"The telecom industry has seen a blizzard of software developers kits (SDKs) and open application programming interface (API) introductions in recent years. While these efforts by the telcos to open their networks are noteworthy, there’s a desire to build on this theme in an effort to ease the integration of Web 2.0 applications into the telco world."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

From under-ground to more above-ground. Sounds like a need to change the internet...layers of security and whitelisting appears too obstructive! Can't we have our cake and eat it too?

"Malware developers are going open source in an effort to make their malicious software more useful to fraudsters. By giving criminal coders free access to malware that steals financial and personal details, the malicious software developers are hoping to expand the capabilities of old Trojans."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht
 
Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Here’s a sobering thought: I can walk into any local car dealership and buy a $30,000 piece of merchandise, leaving nothing behind but my signature — but if I show up that same day at the hospital, unconscious after a collision in my new car, there’s not a soul in that emergency room who will know what medications I’m taking, what allergies I have or where my living will is stored...One particularly promising class of solutions revolves around personal empowerment — platforms, tools and services that enable individuals to become active participants in their own care. For example, both Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health provide free, secure accounts where patients can organize their health information and easily share it with their doctors and nurses."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

The drama continues...this is really getting messy and out of control for the enterprise!

"With the proliferation of hot new smartphones such as the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre comes new issue for enterprise IT: Employees are insisting on using their favorite mobile devices for business, even if their companies don't support those devices and can't secure them."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Comforting? NOT!

"Despite a slew of disastrous, high-profile identity theft cases in the past few years, companies conducting transactions both online and in their brick-and-mortar stores still aren't doing enough to protect their customers' personal and financial data, according to a new survey released by Imperva and the Ponemon Institute."

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