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07/15/2014
WSJ writer gives Twitter password to the internet and the obvious happens

We put a ton of trust in technology everyday, but are you confident enough in two-factor authentication to give out any of your passwords? Christopher Mims of The Wall Street Journal is. In a post on the site proclaiming that passwords are "finally dying," Mims extolls the virtues of the secure login method immediately after […]

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07/14/2014
Smartphones Of The Future: 6 Cool Technologies

What will smartphones do next? Check out these technologies and ideas for next-gen gadgets. First up, why do we still call that familiar little friend in our pocket a "smartphone"? A phone? Sure, we still make or take calls, but it's high time the name of the device changed to reflect the use we're making […]

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07/14/2014
Standardize EMRs, For Security & Safety's Sake

Electronic medical records help healthcare organizations improve patient care, but lack of standardization could cause safety and security problems. The foundation hospitals built when they overwhelmingly adopted electronic medical records is trembling under the weight of concerns over security and lack of standardization. Healthcare organizations already see plenty of benefits from EMRs. The Internet is […]

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07/10/2014
Retro Macro Viruses: They're Baaack

Malicious Virtual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros are back, this time using social engineering to trick users into opening infected attachments, says Sophos. It's the persistent challenge of IT security: As you grow ever more sophisticated in your defenses, so do the bad guys in their attack techniques. Sometimes, though, criminals realize the simpler, older […]

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07/09/2014
Microsoft debugs Explorer, Windows with Patch Tuesday updates

Another month of security updates from Microsoft means, once again, another round of fixes for the company's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, as well as a set of updates for the Windows operating system, for both the server and desktop editions. Overall, Microsoft has issued six bulletins in July's "Patch Tuesday" collection of software fixes. […]

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07/09/2014
US Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved Tuesday a cybersecurity bill that would pave the way for sharing of information between government and the private sector on security threats. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California, and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, said that the committee had approved the bill […]

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07/09/2014
Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar puts IE users at risk

Implementation issues with AVG Secure Search, a browser toolbar from antivirus vendor AVG Technologies that's supposed to protect users from malicious websites, could have allowed remote attackers to execute malicious code on computers. The toolbar, also known as AVG SafeGuard, supports Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox running on Windows XP and later, and […]

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07/09/2014
Why IT monitoring is dominating spending priorities

Monitoring IT networks, systems and devices is the top spending priority of IT managers for 2014, according to a new report. Some 58% of IT managers will invest their budgets in monitoring this year, the results show. Over 550 IT managers, across Europe, were surveyed for the paper. The prioritization of IT monitoring has raced […]

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07/09/2014
The top 5 reasons for monitoring your network

Monitoring an IT network is an essential part of any business' routine processes, yet so many companies fail to make sure they do this properly. The risks of not monitoring a network are numerous. Among these, a failure to do so can lead to serious IT stability problems, as well as performance and reliability issues. […]

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07/09/2014
How to Keep the Internet of Things From Repeating AOL’s Early Blunders

The creator of the open-source Spark Core hopes it becomes the heart of an open Internet of Things. The creator of the open-source Spark Core hopes it becomes the heart of an open Internet of Things. For many of us old enough to remember, the early days of life online had little to do with […]

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