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Teach a Man to Phish and He’ll Feed on Fools for a Lifetime

Phishing is a tactic known to malicious hackers ever since the first one crawled out of a swamp and onto dry land. It's another variation on social engineering. The phisher's goal is to get people to open themselves up to technical vulnerabilities through nontechnical means. However, even though mos...

E-Mailers Beware: Phishers Never Sleep

Can you recall the five worst phishing scams to grace your e-mail in-box? Can you spot a genuine e-mail from your financial institution or government agency? Don't feel too technologically challenged if your answer is no to either -- or both -- of these questions. Even security experts are hard-pres...

WiFi Hotspot Surfers Beware: Sharks Patrol These Waters

WiFi features are as standard on today's portable computers as built-in modems used to be. Laptop users have become accustomed to the ability to connect to the Internet from practically anywhere to reach e-mail, Web sites and music download portals. Consumers even use wireless routers to connect to ...

Linux: A Tempting Target for Malware?

The Linux operating system is not immune to virus infections, although Linux-specific viruses are extremely rare. Linux servers face more risk of virus attack than Linux desktops. That said, IT security and control firm Sophos recently issued a warning about potential virus infections targeting Linu...

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JS-Kit: Building Web 2.0 One Brick at a Time

Web 2.0 technology is revolutionizing the way businesses display their wares on e-commerce sites. The service delivery model of Web 2.0 presents a pressing challenge to Web designers in small businesses and home-based businesses. Anyone with a community-based information and public comment Web site ...

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3Tera: Building Virtual Data Centers With a Click and Drag

3Tera, based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., has made a sizable step forward in the on-demand or utility computing market. The company provides other enterprises, both large and small, with a new technology called "disposable infrastructure." This technology forms the foundation of its AppLogic product, a f...

Will Your Next New Car Have Linux Inside?

In the 1980s, auto manufacturers began using simple computers called the "engine control unit," or ECU, to monitor and regulate such things as fuel mixture and spark plug timing. Since then, a cottage industry has developed around hardware and software to bypass, tinker with or replace this system.

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New PDF Converter Has Office-Caliber Muscle

Plano, Texas-based Docudesk, which makes software tools to convert proprietary file formats such as Adobe's PDF, recently introduced an enterprise version of its deskUNPDF document conversion line. The launch of deskUNPDF Professional provides users with new feature options and conversion formats to...

OSS Traffic Management: Open Road Ahead?

Open source software is making its way into the systems that touch our everyday lives, from our banks to the stores where we shop. Open source is also found in some of the IT systems that manage traffic flow on city streets, state highways and in the skies. In fact, throughout the overlapping transp...

Making Sense of IT’s Swirling Trends

Information technology managers are facing a massive rollout of new demands and computing models that could potentially make inroads in enterprise computing in 2008. As the technology continues to evolve and the landscape continues to change, IT managers have to pick and choose carefully in deciding...

Can Linux Stage a Coup D’Etat?

Give office workers familiar with the Microsoft XP operating system an opportunity to try the same navigational tasks at a Linux-based desktop. Then step back and wait for the reaction. First will come the surprised look. Then questions like "where did the command line go?" will soon follow. That's ...

Who’s Winning the ID Theft War?

Depending on which set of criteria you reference, ID fraud either is on a significant decline or will be a lingering threat for several more years. The general trend points downward. Overall, 2007 saw a 12 percent drop in ID fraud incidences to $6 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Researc...

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nineMotion: Outsourcing Niche Tech Talent to the SMB

There are approximately 20 million small businesses in the United States. Even for a large firm, finding the right person for any given job can be like finding a needle in a haystack. When you're a small business, finding reliable and affordable talent can be even more difficult. Filling that niche ...

When a Wiki Goes Corporate

Wikis are finally becoming a useful tool for collaboration and information sharing in the workplace. However, like all business tools exposed on the Internet or corporate intranet, IT managers have to view their deployments with a stern eye regarding who can use them and what corporate information m...

Can E-Mail Authentication Kill Spam?

A study by the Authentication and Online Trust Alliance shows that more than half of all e-mail is authenticated. However, the Alliance wants the industry to push for higher adoption. AOTA has issued a call to action to implement e-mail authentication at the top level corporate domain within the nex...

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BigThink.com: Seeking Big Thinkers and Big Sponsors

It could only be a matter of time before someone found a formula for taking the immediacy of YouTube and the entrepreneurship of eBay and wrapping them around an original Internet mainstay -- the conversation of the Bulletin Board System. That time has arrived with the debut of BigThink.com. BigThin...

Kace Tucks Virtual Systems Management Into VMware Infrastructure

Kace announced Monday what it called the first virtual systems management appliances to run natively within the VMware infrastructure. The Virtual Kbox appliances offer users a software product that runs on the user's existing computer hardware. Earlier versions of the Kbox appliance required the in...

PostPath Offers Up Alternative to MS Exchange

PostPath on Wednesday announced the release of PostPath Email Server 3.1, which offers small and medium-sized businesses an alternative to Microsoft Exchange. Email Server 3.1 is interoperable with the Exchange ecosystem as well as BlackBerry and ActiveSync devices. PostPath's e-mail and collaborati...

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New Analytics Tool Puts NetFlow Data Under the Microscope

In January, network security tools startup Packet Analytics launched Net/FSE, or Network Forensic Search Engine. Net/FSE is the first commercial search engine for enterprise network data to focus on security incident response by harnessing the analysis of NetFlow data. It is designed to exploit the ...

Old Hack, New Twist: When Rootkits Grab Hold of MBRs

In order to turn bigger profits from their armies of compromised computers, hackers this year will use a new tactic in targeting master boot records with viruses that plant rootkits on computers' hard drives, security experts warn. These infections activate during the boot sequence before the operat...

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