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June, 2009

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June 19, 2009  12:46 PM

What is a browser? Video may change your security training strategy

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

If a major piece of your security strategy revolves around employee training, the following video might be a major setback. Many security pros pride themselves on the amount of training they give their employees. But I wonder, is it all for naught? A Google employee took a camera and microphone...

June 18, 2009  9:48 PM

Cligs URL shortening flaw highlights social networking ills

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Could flaws in social networks send the Internet spiraling out of control? A flaw discovered in URL shortener Cligs (Cli.gs) last weekend demonstrates the fragility of the social networking ecosystem and how potentially dangerous it could be. Cligs competes against TinyURL...


June 12, 2009  7:30 PM

New media failed T-Mobile on data security breach claims

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

In the race to be first, some information sources reprinted a forum post boasting of hacking into T-Mobile servers. In this case it appears to be the media that got pwned. T-Mobile was put on the hot seat this week after an anonymous person posted a message on a hacker forum boasting of...


June 8, 2009  12:43 PM

V.i Labs integrates Google maps to track software piracy

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Google maps integration looks cool, but in this tough global economy are software vendors going to spend the money needed to pursue offenders? V.i. Laboratories, Inc., is adding Google maps to its CodeArmor Intelligence piracy threat software. Independent software vendors can...


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