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  • News: Verizon study: data breaches quintupled in 2010

    Criminals carried out more but smaller data thefts last year than in previous years, indicating a shift toward simpler exploits that run lower risk of punishment, according to Verizon's latest data breach report.

  • News: Verizon: Advanced persistant threat is overblown

    When Google admitted last year that it had been targeted by sophisticated hackers, possibly from China, it introduced a new term into the high technology lexicon -- the advanced persistent threat. These attacks are sophisticated, targeted, and almost impossible to stop. But according to Verizon, they're also a lot less common than most people think.

  • News: IBM set to lose megadeal with AstraZeneca

    Global pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca, headquartered in London, is set to break off its IT outsourcing relationship with IBM, Computer Sweden and sister publication IT24 have learned.

  • News: In reversal, Yahoo will store user search data longer

    In a move that is unlikely to win it any new friends in the privacy community, Yahoo has announced that it will retain consumer search data for a substantially longer period of time than it does today.

  • News: Telltale brings Law & Order to LA

    Telltale's next episodic franchise will be an adaptation of NBC Universal's Law & Order: LA for PC, Mac, console, mobile and tablets.

  • News: Chipset provides more insight into network's physical layer

    This week, a $12 billion maker of network connectors and panels will unveil a chipset to provide greater security and visibility in data center networks.

  • How-Tos: Archive and Access Old Tweets with TweetBackup

    TweetBackup does exactly what its name implies: backs up your Twitter posts (a.k.a. tweets). It's a free and easy service, and it has the potential to prove very handy.

  • News: A hardened approach to system security

    Glenn Phillips, president of Pelham, Ala.-based Forté, says that the dedicated Windows workstations his company sells to hospital emergency room administrators must not only be secure, but absolutely tamperproof as well. After all, lives depend on the machines' flawless operation.

  • News: Justices question Microsoft's vision of patent law

    The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a Microsoft patent case.

  • News: Security Manager's Journal: Keeping in-house code safe

    We have a major problem, which explains why I'm sitting in an airport right now. I'm heading off to visit some third parties that develop portions of our software for us.

  • News: Naughty Dog Reveals Uncharted 3's Multiplayer

    At a venue in one of the shadier sections of Los Angeles, Sony and Naughty Dog put on a display of the competitive multiplayer modes in the upcoming Uncharted 3. While I watched out the window with one eye to ensure no one was stealing anyone' car, I focused the other eye on a variety of flatscreen TVs where I was able to play team deathmatch.

  • News: BlazBlue DLC Adding New Character

    Remember BlazBlue: Continuum Shift? It might not have quite the same cachet with casual fighting fans as Super Street Fighter IV (or the upcoming Mortal Kombat), but it's still alive and kicking thanks to upcoming DLC that will add a new character.

  • News: How SSD affects 13-in 2.3GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro performance

    We've reviewed the standard configurations of the 2011 MacBook Pros, and recently we looked at a build-to-order (BTO) 15-inch MacBook Pro with a faster, 2.3GHz Core i5 processor option. This report focuses on another BTO MacBook Pro, a 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5 dual-core model that replaces the standard 5400-rpm hard drive with an optional solid-state drive (SSD) upgrade.

  • News: ESRB moves to automation

    Starting from today, some ESRB ratings will no longer be decided based on an independent human's opinion -- they'll be determined electronically.

  • News: Gamers' Voice on violence

    Gamers' Voice, an independent pressure group from the UK, has criticized an opinionated TV show for its blasé attitude towards the violent video games debate.

  • TDK Life On Record range

    TDK is paying homage to its 80s heyday with the launch of Boombox ghettoblasters and proper turntables, plus some equally retro-themed digital accoutrements.

  • News: Top Tech Vendors Renew Cloud Push

    As the market for cloud services grows, big enterprise IT vendors are moving swiftly to develop cloud offerings that can attract the attention of large enterprises that have so far been slow to embrace the technology.

  • News: Apple revamps discussion boards with questions, dashboard

    Eight months after announcing that a big revamp was on the way for its discussion forums, Apple has finally rolled out its new Apple Support Communities.

  • News: African countries fight flood of counterfeit products

    As counterfeit electronic products flood Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda have stepped up the battle against the fake goods, including mobile-phone handsets from China.

  • Feature: 10 must-have utilities for small networks

    If you have a small network at your business or at home, you could probably do with some help. These ten downloads - most of them free, and none of them expensive - will make managing your small network much easier.



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