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GeoTrust CEO Neal Creighton on the Quest for Stronger Online Trust

For years, the vast majority of purchases made from e-commerce sites have relied on the same technology to keep them safe and protect consumers from identity theft. Secure socket layer, or SSL, has helped complete millions of Web transactions, often working without consumers knowing it. When an SSL ...

FBI Chief Calls for Cybercrime-Fighting Collaboration

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has so far been most successful in its fight against cybercrime when it has involved major technology industry players. Cooperation between corporations and the feds must continue in order to keep up with ever-changing and evolving threats, FBI Director Rober...

Microsoft Outlines Plans for a Better Explorer

Microsoft this week signaled its new anti-spyware technology will be provided to Windows XP users who have upgraded with Service Pack 2 (SP2) at no charge, also announcing a more secure version of its Explorer browser that will be released separately from the next Windows operating system. The news ...

Researchers Chip Away at RFID Security

Technology researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies used for automobile locks and easy-pay gasoline systems are sorely lacking in protection, warning that opportunists could easily exploit the weakness for ill deeds. The researchers, ...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

Passwords Fail the Security Test

Passwords are the first line of defense in almost every company's security scheme. But sometimes they are the weakest link because they can be easily guessed, stolen or otherwise compromised. If a firm wants to keep its information secure, then it needs to put additional security checks in place. Pa...

CONFERENCE REPORT

Security Fears Spark Interest in RSA Conference

With a rash of major virus outbreaks still fresh in their minds, network administrators and other security experts will flock in record numbers to the annual RSA Conference this week, where they will be met with a flood of new product and service announcements aimed at quelling security and privacy ...

RFID Tags and the Question of Personal Privacy

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is an old technology that has been quietly revolutionizing business and industry. Over the past several years, the technology has helped optimize inventory and business systems and has made consumers' lives more convenient. But some industry watchers say RFID...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

High-Tech Shift: From Home Computing to Homeland Defense

From the 1970s to the late 1990s, the computer industry's main source of revenue came from developing business and consumer markets through channels like the personal computer, client-server networking technologies and, eventually, commercialization of the Internet. But with consumer and business te...

Macmillan USA Updates Linux-Mandrake

As the LinuxWorld Expo came to a close in New York City this week, computer book and operating system publisher Macmillan USA, Inc. announced that it has released the latest version of its distribution of the Linux open-source operating system.

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